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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa, SW. Arabian Peninsula.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Anacardiaceae, J. O. Kokwaro (University of Nairobi). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1986

Morphology General Habit
Trees, shrubs or suffrutices with milky latex, dioecious
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple, alternate, opposite, subverticillate or verticillate, membranous or coriaceous, hairy; lateral nerves numerous, parallel and usually undivided almost to the somewhat thickened margin
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences of axillary and terminal panicles
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 5-merous; pedicels articulated near the apex Male flowers: calyx 5-partite, with ovate, oblong-ovate or lanceolate segments, imbricate in bud; petals imbricate, flat or inflexed at the apex; stamens 5 with subulate filaments inserted below the cup-shaped crenulate disk; anthers linear-oblong or ovate, dorsifixed; vestigial gynoecium small Female flowers: perianth similar to ♂; staminodes small; ovary globose, unilocular; ovule pendulous with an ascendent funicle, affixed laterally or nearly at the base of the locule; styles 3, slightly connate at the base or free; stigmas capitate
sex Male
Male flowers: calyx 5-partite, with ovate, oblong-ovate or lanceolate segments, imbricate in bud; petals imbricate, flat or inflexed at the apex; stamens 5 with subulate filaments inserted below the cup-shaped crenulate disk; anthers linear-oblong or ovate, dorsifixed; vestigial gynoecium small
sex Female
Female flowers: perianth similar to ♂; staminodes small; ovary globose, unilocular; ovule pendulous with an ascendent funicle, affixed laterally or nearly at the base of the locule; styles 3, slightly connate at the base or free; stigmas capitate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe usually reniform, sometimes subglobose or globose; epicarp black and shining; mesocarp fleshy, lacunose, with the lacunae full of oil; endocarp thick and bony when dry; cotyledons obovate and compressed.

[FZ]

Anacardiaceae, Rosette Fernandes & A. Fernandes. Flora Zambesiaca 2:2. 1966

Morphology General Habit
Trees, shrubs, suffrutices or herbaceous perennials, with milky latex.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple, alternate, opposite, subverticillate or verticillate, membranous to coriaceous, with a hairy indumentum; lateral nerves numerous, parallel and usually undivided almost to the ± thickened margin.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers dioecious, 5-merous, in axillary and terminal panicles; pedicels articulated near the apex. Male flowers: calyx 5-partite with ovate or oblong-ovate or lanceolate segments, imbricate in bud; petals imbricate, flat or inflexed at the apex; stamens 5 with subulate filaments inserted below the cup-shaped crenulate disk; anthers linear-oblong or ovate, dorsifixed; vestigial gynoecium very small. Female flowers: perianth like that of the male; staminodes small; ovary globose, 1-locular; ovule pendulous with an ascendent funicle, affixed laterally or nearly at the base of the loculus; styles 3, slightly connate at the base or free; stigmas capitate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe usually reniform, sometimes subglobose or globose; epicarp black and shining; mesocarp fleshy, lacunose, with the lacunae full of oil; endocarp cartilaginous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Cotyledons obovate, compressed.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Central African Repu, Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Ozoroa Delile appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 2, 20: 91 (1843)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • R. & A. Fernandes in Bol. Soc. Brot., Sér. 2, 38: 150 (1965).
  • in Ann. Sci. Nat., Sér. 2, 20: 91, t. 1 fig. 3 (1843).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • R. & A. Fernandes in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér 2, 38: 150 (1965)
  • R. Fernandes in Garcia de Orta 14: 19–60 (1966)
  • in Ann. Sci. Nat., sér 2, 20: 91, t. 1/3 (1843)

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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