1. Family: Ochnaceae DC.
    1. Brackenridgea A.Gray

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Palaeotrop.

    [FZ]

    Ochnaceae, N. K. B. Robson. Flora Zambesiaca 2:1. 1963

    Habit
    Trees, shrubs or shrublets, glabrous, with yellow pigment under the bark.
    Leaves
    Leaves petiolate; lamina with margin glandular-serrulate or entire, and characteristic nervation of ascending primary laterals linked by secondary laterals (see specific descriptions); stipules markedly longitudinally striate, laciniate or deeply divided into linear segments, free, persistent on first-year shoots (at least in the African spp.).
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence paniculate or fasciculate or reduced to a single flower, or fascicles secondarily aggregated into spikes or capitula, terminal or at the base of current year’s growth; bracts striate, laciniate, persistent or deciduous; pedicels articulated at the base.
    Calyx
    Sepals (4) 5, imbricate (usually quincuncial) in bud, white or pink in flower, persistent, enlarging and becoming red and coriaceous in fruit.
    Corolla
    Petals (4) 5, white to pink, not or scarcely unguiculate, deciduous.
    Stamens
    Stamens (8) 10–20 (22), free; anthers yellow, dehiscing by longitudinal slits, deciduous; filaments ± slender, approximately equal in length to the anthers, persistent.
    Carpels
    Carpels (3–4) 5–10, apparently free at the base, 1-ovulate; styles slender, gynobasic, completely united; stigmas terminal, scarcely enlarged.
    Fruits
    Fruit of 1 to several free black 1-seeded drupelets with fleshy mesocarp, inserted on the enlarged red receptacle.
    Seeds
    Seeds curved, without endosperm but with an internal projection of the endocarp round which the embryo develops; embryo curved, incumbent or accumbent, isocotylous.
    [FTEA]

    Ochnaceae, B. Verdcourt, B.Sc., Ph.D.. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

    Habit
    Glabrous trees, shrubs or subshrubs with yellow pigment under the bark
    Leaves
    Leaves petiolate; lamina entire to glandular-serrate with characteristic venation; stipules free, longitudinally striate, laciniate or deeply divided into linear segments, often persistent on young shoots
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary or in panicles or fascicles, the fascicles sometimes forming spikes or heads, terminal or at base of young growth
    Calyx
    Sepals (4–)5, usually quincuncially imbricate in bud, persistent and becoming red and coriaceous in fruit
    Corolla
    Petals (4–)5, white to pink, deciduous
    Stamens
    Stamens (8–)10–20(–22), free; anthers yellow, dehiscing by longitudinal slits, deciduous; filaments slender, persistent
    Carpels
    Carpels (3–)5–10, free at base, 1-ovuled; styles slender, gynobasic with small stigmas
    Fruits
    Fruit of 1-several free drupelets with fleshy mesocarp and with internal projections of endocarp
    Seeds
    Seeds curved, without endosperm.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Andaman Is., Angola, Borneo, Burundi, Congo, Fiji, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, New Guinea, Northern Provinces, Philippines, Queensland, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Tanzania, Thailand, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Brackenridgea A.Gray appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in U.S. Expl. Exped., Phan. 1: 361 (1854)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Bot. U.S. Expl. Exped. 1: 361, t. 42 (1854).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Bot. U.S. Expl. Exped. 1: 361, t. 42 (1854)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0