Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Family Profile
Family Description

A family of about 30 genera and 400 species, pantropic, well developed in Brazil; one genus occurs naturally in Australia.


Brackenridgea - A genus of six or seven species in Asia, Malesia, Australia and Fiji; one species occurs naturally in Australia. Kanis (1968).

Ochna - A genus of about 80-90 species mainly in Africa and Madagascar but with a few species in Asia and Malesia; one species has become naturalised in Australia. Harden (1990); Hnatiuk (1990); Kanis (1968).


Harden, G.J. (1990). Ochnaceae. In Harden, G.J. (Ed.) 'Flora of New South Wales.' Vol. 1, (New South Wales University Press: Kensington.), pp. 489-490.

Hnatiuk, R.J. (1990). 'Census of Australian Vascular Plants.' Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11, (Australian Government Publishing Service: Canberra.), 650 pp.

Kanis, A. (1968). A revision of the Ochnaceae of the Indo-Pacific area. Blumea 16:1-83.

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