Ochnaceae

Ochnaceae

Ochna, from the Greek word ochne a name used by Homer for the wild pear, the leaves of which are said to resemble those of some species in this genus. Trees or shrubs; leaves alternate, simple, margins entire or toothed. Flowers 4-5-merous, stamens basifixed; carpels 4-10, berry-like fruits develop on a swollen disc, carpels separating into distinct cocci.