Ochna integerrima

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Ochna integerrima

Description

Deciduous undershrub, shrub, or treelet up to 12 m and 45 cm ø. Leaves mostly obovate-oblong or (obovate-) lanceolate, rarely obovate or linear-lanceolate, 6-20(-25) by 2-7 cm, mostly acuminate, sometimes acute or obtuse at apex, mostly acute, sometimes obtuse at base, margin finely denticulate; Stipules 5-8 by 2-3 mm. Inflorescences compound, many-flowered; Sepals 5, ovate to ovate-oblong, 10-16 by 4-9 mm. Petals 5-6(-10), obovate, 15-25 by 8-15 mm, tapering at base or subunguiculate. Stamens (25-)30-60(-75); Ovaries 6-10(-15), 0.7-1.1 by 0.5-0.7 mm; Fruits mostly 2-3, up to 11 by 8 mm.

Distribution

Andaman present, Asia-Temperate: Hainan (Hainan present), Asia-Tropical: Cambodia (Cambodia present); Laos (Laos present); Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Thailand (Thailand present); Vietnam (Vietnam present), Burma present, E. Pakistan present, Kedah present, Langkawi Is present, NE. India present, Nicobar Is present, Peninsular Thailand present, Perlis present
NE. India, E. Pakistan, Burma, Andaman and Nicobar Is., Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hainan, in Malesia: Malay Peninsula (Peninsular Thailand, Perlis, Kedah, Langkawi Is.).

Uses

The bark tastes bitter and yields a digestive tonic (Cochinchina). The wood is recorded as used for huts in the Andamans.

Citation

KURZ - in J. As. Soc. Beng. 1871: err. in syn. Gomphia sumatrana JACK
KING - in J. As. Soc. Beng. 1893: 233
BURK. - in Dict. 1935: 1569
CRAIB - in Fl. Siam. En. 1931: 244
KING - in J. As. Soc. Beng. 1893: 231
MERR. - in Fl. Thail. 1970: 25
RIDL. - in J. Str. Br. R. As. Soc. 1911: 83
RIDL. - in Fl. Mal. Pen. 1922: 365
BURK., Kew Bull. 1935: 318
KANIS - in Blumea. 1968: 36