Definition of Ochna
1. Noun. Type genus of Ochnaceae; evergreen trees and shrubs of Old World tropics.
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Ochnaceae, Ochna Family, Ochnaceae
Member holonyms: Bird's-eye Bush, Ochna Serrulata
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ochna
Literary usage of Ochna
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Contribution to Our Knowledge of Seedlings by John Lubbock (1892)
"cotyledons are very thick and plano-convex in ochna, ... type is ochna Kirkii. Seedlings.—The cotyledons of ochna Kirkii (fig. ..."
2. A General System of Botany Descriptive and Analytical: In Two Parts by Emmanuel Le Maout, Joseph Decaisne, Joseph Dalton Hooker (1876)
"FRUIT of 3-10 1-seeded drupes, whorled on tlie enlarged gynophore (ochna, ... radicle inferior or superior. PRINCIPAL GENERA. ochna. ..."
3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"The many sepals, petals and stamens, the gynophore, and usually the lobed ovary, are distinctive. ochna multiflora, of Upper Guiana, is cultivated in ..."
4. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1901)
"ochna (old Greek name for a wild pear, which some of these plants were ... ochna is a genus of about 25 species of trees and shrubs from tropical Asia and ..."