30 gen., trop. and subtrop.

Ochna L.

1 species naturalized Aust.; NSW

*Ochna serrulata (Hochst.) Walp.

Shrub up to 2 m high. Leaves spirally arranged, simple, narrow-oblong to narrow-elliptic, 2.5–6 cm long, 8–15 mm wide, serrato-dentate, obtuse to acute, sessile. Flowers c. 3 cm diam. Sepals 5. Petals 5, free, yellow. Stamens numerous, hypogynous, free. Ovary superior, c. 4-lobed, with 1 ascending ovule per loculus. Fruit a black berry, usually 4-lobed, on the swollen red receptacle; sepals red in fruiting stage. Garden escape near habitation. Introd. from S. Africa. Fl. summer