Ochnaceae

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Ochnaceae
Sauvagesia.jpg
Sauvagesia erecta from southern Brazil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Ochnaceae
DC.[1]
Genera

See Subdivisions

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 hermaphroditic.

Subdivisions[edit]

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
Wallacea
Other genera
Adenarake
Blastemanthus
Brackenridgea (also Pleuroridgea)
Cespedesia (also Fournieria)
Fleurydora
Froesia (formerly recognized in the Quiinaceae)
Godoya
Indosinia (also Distephania or Indovethia)
Lacunaria (formerly recognized in the Quiinaceae)
Medusagyne (formerly recognized in the Medusagynaceae)
Krukoviella (also Planchonella)
Perissocarpa
Poecilandra
Quiina (formerly recognized in the Quiinaceae)
Rhytidanthera
Schuurmansia
Schuurmansiella
Sinia
Testulea
Touroulia (formerly recognized in the Quiinaceae)
Tyleria (also Adenanthe)

Taxonomy note[edit]

This the following families are treated as synonyms of Ochnaceae:

The following families are excluded from Ochnaceae:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III" (PDF). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 161 (2): 105–121. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 

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