1. Family: Anacardiaceae R.Br.
    1. Ozoroa Delile

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Africa and Yemen..

    [FTEA]

    Anacardiaceae, J. O. Kokwaro (University of Nairobi). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1986

    Habit
    Trees, shrubs or suffrutices with milky latex, dioecious
    Leaves
    Leaves simple, alternate, opposite, subverticillate or verticillate, membranous or coriaceous, hairy; lateral nerves numerous, parallel and usually undivided almost to the somewhat thickened margin
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences of axillary and terminal panicles
    Flowers
    Flowers 5-merous; pedicels articulated near the apex Male flowers: calyx 5-partite, with ovate, oblong-ovate or lanceolate segments, imbricate in bud; petals imbricate, flat or inflexed at the apex; stamens 5 with subulate filaments inserted below the cup-shaped crenulate disk; anthers linear-oblong or ovate, dorsifixed; vestigial gynoecium small Female flowers: perianth similar to ♂; staminodes small; ovary globose, unilocular; ovule pendulous with an ascendent funicle, affixed laterally or nearly at the base of the locule; styles 3, slightly connate at the base or free; stigmas capitate
    Male
    Male flowers: calyx 5-partite, with ovate, oblong-ovate or lanceolate segments, imbricate in bud; petals imbricate, flat or inflexed at the apex; stamens 5 with subulate filaments inserted below the cup-shaped crenulate disk; anthers linear-oblong or ovate, dorsifixed; vestigial gynoecium small
    Female
    Female flowers: perianth similar to ♂; staminodes small; ovary globose, unilocular; ovule pendulous with an ascendent funicle, affixed laterally or nearly at the base of the locule; styles 3, slightly connate at the base or free; stigmas capitate
    Fruits
    Drupe usually reniform, sometimes subglobose or globose; epicarp black and shining; mesocarp fleshy, lacunose, with the lacunae full of oil; endocarp thick and bony when dry; cotyledons obovate and compressed.
    [FZ]

    Anacardiaceae, Rosette Fernandes & A. Fernandes. Flora Zambesiaca 2:2. 1966

    Habit
    Trees, shrubs, suffrutices or herbaceous perennials, with milky latex.
    Leaves
    Leaves simple, alternate, opposite, subverticillate or verticillate, membranous to coriaceous, with a hairy indumentum; lateral nerves numerous, parallel and usually undivided almost to the ± thickened margin.
    Flowers
    Flowers dioecious, 5-merous, in axillary and terminal panicles; pedicels articulated near the apex. Male flowers: calyx 5-partite with ovate or oblong-ovate or lanceolate segments, imbricate in bud; petals imbricate, flat or inflexed at the apex; stamens 5 with subulate filaments inserted below the cup-shaped crenulate disk; anthers linear-oblong or ovate, dorsifixed; vestigial gynoecium very small. Female flowers: perianth like that of the male; staminodes small; ovary globose, 1-locular; ovule pendulous with an ascendent funicle, affixed laterally or nearly at the base of the loculus; styles 3, slightly connate at the base or free; stigmas capitate.
    Fruits
    Drupe usually reniform, sometimes subglobose or globose; epicarp black and shining; mesocarp fleshy, lacunose, with the lacunae full of oil; endocarp cartilaginous.
    Seeds
    Cotyledons obovate, compressed.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Central African Repu, Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Ozoroa Delile appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 2, 20: 91 (1843)

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • R. & A. Fernandes in Bol. Soc. Brot., Sér. 2, 38: 150 (1965).
    • in Ann. Sci. Nat., Sér. 2, 20: 91, t. 1 fig. 3 (1843).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • R. Fernandes in Garcia de Orta 14: 19–60 (1966)
    • R. & A. Fernandes in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér 2, 38: 150 (1965)
    • in Ann. Sci. Nat., sér 2, 20: 91, t. 1/3 (1843)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0