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.
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)
- 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
- Gomphia (also Campylospermum, Idertia, Rhabdophyllum)
- Tribe Luxernburgieae
- Luxemburgia (also Charidion, Hilairella, Epiblepharis, Periblepharis, Plectanthera)
- Sauvagesia (also Neckia, Leitgebia, Lavradia, Pentaspatella, Roraimanthus, Vausagesia ) - Sauvagesia. This genus is sometimes erected to tribe Sauvagesieae.
- WallaceaOther genera
- Brackenridgea (also Pleuroridgea)
- Cespedesia (also Fournieria)
- Indosinia (also Distephania or Indovethia)
- Krukoviella (also Planchonella)
- Tyleria (also Adenanthe)
This the following families are treated as synonyms of Ochnaceae:
The following families are excluded from Ochnaceae: