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 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.

In Cambodia, it is called angkea (អង្គា​), angkeasel (អង្គា​សីល), angkea loeung អង្គា​លឿង or kongkea គង្គា.[1]

Ochna integerrima (Thai: ช้างน้าว Chang nao) is the provincial flower of Mukdahan province, Thailand.[2]


  1. ^ Mathieu LETI, HUL Sovanmoly, Jean-Gabriel FOUCHÉ, CHENG Sun Kaing & Bruno DAVID, Flore photographique du Cambodge, Toulouse, Éditions Privat, 2013, p. 408; វចនានុក្រម​ខ្មែរ Dictionnaire cambodgien, ភ្នំ​ពេញ ពុទ្ធសាសនបណ្ឌិត្យ Phnom Penh, Buddhist Institute, 1967-68, p. 1574, 1575..
  2. ^ ช้างน้าว

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