Ochnaceae

Ochnaceae

The family Ochnaceae, or wild plane family, comprises mainly trees or shrubs, and more rarely herbaceous plants. Species of the Ochnaceae are found from subtropical to tropical regions. They are best represented in South America. The family has about 53 genera and 600 species.

Members of the Ochnaceae all have evergreen petiolate leaves, which are sometimes leathery (found at the genus Ochna). The leaves are most often simple and alternate, but can be racemose, paniculate or more rarely pinnate. Pinnate leaves are typical of Godoya.

These species are hermaphrodite.

Subdivisions

Subfamily Ochnoideae This subfamily is characterized by the absence of endosperm in the seed.

Tribe Elvasieae
Elvasia (also Hostmannia, Trichovaselia or Vaselia)
Tribe Lophireae (sometimes stands alone as family Lophiraceae)
Lophira
Tribe Ochneae
Ochna (also Diporidium)
Tribe Ourateeae
Ouratea (also Kaieteuria)Subfamily Luxemburgoideae
This subfamily is characterized by the presence of endosperm in the seed.

Tribe Euthemideae
Euthemis
Gomphia (also Campylospermum, Idertia, Rhabdophyllum)
Tribe Luxernburgieae
Godoya
Luxemburgia (also Charidion, Hilairella, Epiblepharis, Periblepharis, Plectanthera)
Philacra
Sauvagesia (also Neckia, Leitgebia, Lavradia, Pentaspatella, Roraimanthus, Vausagesia ) - Sauvagesia. This genus is sometimes erected to tribe Sauvagesieae.
Schuurmansia
WallaceaOther genera
Adenarake
Blastemanthus
Brackenridgea (also Pleuroridgea)
Cespedesia (also Fournieria)
Fleurydora
Godoya
Indosinia (also Distephania or Indovethia)
Lophira
Krukoviella (also Planchonella)
Perissocarpa
Poecilandra
Rhytidanthera
Schuurmansia
Schuurmansiella
Sinia
Testulea
Tyleria (also Adenanthe)

Taxonomy note

This the following families are treated as synonyms of Ochnaceae:

The following families are excluded from Ochnaceae:

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