Ochna stolzii Gilg ex Engl.

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Ochna stolzii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda Bridge, Nyika National Park

Ochna stolzii

Photo: Petra Ballings
Chelinda Bridge, Nyika National Park

Ochna stolzii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda Bridge, Nyika National Park

Ochna stolzii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda Bridge, Nyika National Park

Ochna stolzii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda Bridge, Nyika National Park

Ochna stolzii

Photo: Petra Ballings
Chelinda Bridge, Nyika National Park

Ochna stolzii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda Bridge, Nyika National Park

Ochna stolzii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda Bridge, Nyika National Park

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Status: Native
Description:
Small shrub up to 1·2 m high, rarely up to 2 m. Bark smooth, grey-brown; branches ascending, reddish-brown and puberulous at first, becoming terete and grey-brown with numerous pale lenticels. Leaves drying more or less metallic bluish-green, elliptic to obovate, 1·2–3·5 cm long, venation prominent on both sides but usually less so beneath; margin finely toothed; petiole up to 1·5 mm long, grooved above. Flowers in clusters of 1–3, or rarely up to 7 in a simple raceme with rhachis up to 8 mm long, scented; pedicels 0·8–1·5 cm long in fruit, becoming reflexed. Sepals oblong-elliptic, 6 mm long in flower, becoming crimson-red, 8–10 mm long, flat and spreading in fruit. Petals yellow, obovate, 9–10 mm long, narrowed to a short claw. Carpels 5, with drupelets ovoid-cylindric, 7–8 mm long and 4–5 mm wide.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: stolzii: after Adolf Ferdinand Stolz (1871-1917), German missionary, merchant and plant collector in Angola and Malawi, particularly of orchids.
Habitat: In grassland on hillsides, along patches of forest, in streamside vegetation and on rocky outcrops.
Altitude range: 1500 - 2400 m
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Worldwide distribution: Southern Tanzania and Nyika, Malawi.
Malawi distribution: N
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Content last updated: Tuesday 14 May 2019
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 219. (Includes a picture).

Robson, N.K.B. (1963). Ochnaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 241 - 242.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ochna stolzii
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Ochna stolzii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ochna stolzii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ochna stolzii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ochna stolzii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ochna stolzii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ochna stolzii
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Ochna stolzii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ochna stolzii
Ispot Southern Africa: Ochna stolzii
JSTOR Plant Science: Ochna stolzii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ochna stolzii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ochna stolzii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Ochna stolzii
Tropicos: Ochna stolzii


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Ochna stolzii.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=194480, retrieved 24 May 2019

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