Ochna serrulata

Ochna serrulata

Ochna serrulata

(Mickey mouse plant)

FAMILY

Ochnaceae

Species

Ochna serrulata

Common name

Mickey mouse plant

Flower colour; life form

Yellow; shrub

Campus

Townsville

Description

A small shrub with yellow flowers, these are followed by the fruits or ‘seeds’ which when ripe are black and sit on a red receptacle. They are oil rich and attractive to birds who then spread the ‘seeds’. Leaves are alternate to about 5 cm long, margins are serrated. Often appearing as a weed.