Ochna integerrima

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Ochna integerrima
Hoa mai.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Ochnaceae
Genus: Ochna
Species: O. integerrima
Binomial name
Ochna integerrima
(Lour.) Merr.

Ochna integerrima, popularly called the Vietnamese mickey-mouse plant (Vietnamese: hoa mai, hoàng mai), is a tree species (sometimes shrub) of the family Ochnaceae. The spectacular yellow flowers of this plant make it very popular in southern Vietnam, where the plant is purchased during Lunar New Year.

In Vietnamese, the variety of O. integerrima whose flowers have five petals is called mai vàng (yellow mai), whereas mai núi (mountain mai) flowers have between five and nine petals.

Ochna integerrima (Thai: ช้างน้าว Chang nao) is the provincial flower of Mukdahan province, Thailand.[1]


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