* Angiosperm Phylogeny Website
The family Ochnaceae, or wild plane family, comprises mainly trees or shrubs, and more rarely herbaceous plants. Species of the Ochnaceae are found from subtropical to tropical regions. They are best represented in South America. The family has about 53 genera and 600 species.
Members of the Ochnaceae all have evergreen petiolate leaves, which are sometimes leathery (found at the genus Ochna). The leaves are most often simple and alternate, but can be racemose, paniculate or more rarely pinnate. Pinnate leaves are typical of Godoya.
These species are hermaphrodite.
This subfamily is characterized by the absence of endosperm in the seed.
Elvasia (also Hostmannia, Trichovaselia or Vaselia)
Tribe Lophireae (sometimes stands alone as family Lophiraceae)
Ochna (also Diporidium)
Ouratea (also Kaieteuria)
This subfamily is characterized by the presence of endosperm in the seed.
This the following families are treated as synonyms of Ochnaceae:
* Euthemidaceae Van Tiegh.
The following families are excluded from Ochnaceae:
* Ochnaceae in L. Watson and M.J. Dallwitz (1992 onwards). The families of flowering plants: descriptions, illustrations, identification, information retrieval. http://delta-intkey.com
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