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Ochna integerrima
(Lour.) Merr., Ochnaceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  no

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Risk assessment results:  Evaluate, score: 1 (Go to the risk assessment).

Other Latin names:  Elaeocarpus integerrimus Lour.

Common name(s): [more details]

Chinese: jin lian mu

English: tet plant

Vietnamese: mai

Habit:  shrub/tree

Description:  "Small trees or shrubs, 2-7 m tall, 6-16 cm d.b.h., deciduous. Branchlets gray-brown, glabrous. Stipules 2-7 mm, soon deciduous; petiole 2-5 mm; leaf blade elliptical, obovate-oblong, or obovate-lanceolate, 7-19 x 3-5.5 cm, base broadly cuneate, margin serrate, apex acute or obtuse; midvein prominent on both surfaces. Inflorescence corymbose, ca. 4 cm, on short branchlets. Flowers ca. 3 cm in diameter, on 1.5-3 cm pedicels. Sepals oblong, 1-1.4 cm, apex obtuse, reflexed during anthesis, red in fruit. Petals 5 (or 7), ovate, 1.3-2 cm, apex obtuse or rounded. Stamens 3-whorled, 0.9-1.2 cm; filaments 5-8 mm. Ovary 10-12-locular; style terete; stigma slightly lobed. Drupes 10-12 x 6-7 mm, base slightly curved, apex obtuse"  (Flora of China online).

Habitat/ecology:  In China (native):  "rocky valley sides, wet areas by streams; 300-1400 m"  (Flora of China online).

Propagation:  Seed

Native range:  Southeast Asia, also cultivated  (Flora of China online).


Pacific Rim
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Malaysia (country of) native
Zhengyi, Wu/Raven, Peter H./Deyuan, Hong (2013)

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This page was created on 2 OCT 2012 and was last updated on 5 OCT 2012.