|Ochrosia subsp. var.|
|Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture|
Ochrosia (name records the pale yellow color of the fls.). Apocynaceae. Fifteen or more trees, extending from the Mascarene Isls. eastward to Hawaii, little known to cult.: Lvs. scattered, whorled or opposite, with numerous nerves, coriaceous, entire, often large: fls. in peduncled cymes, of medium size, often very fragrant, mostly white, yellowish or cream-colored; calyx small, glandless, deeply 5-cleft; corolla salver- form, the tube cylindrical and dilated at point of insertion of stamens, the throat constricted and glabrous; disk small or wanting: carpels 2, distinct or connate at base, ripening into spreading few-seeded or 1-seedcd drupes.—The species are grown somewhat in tropical countries for the ornamental foliage and frs.
O. borbonica, Gmel., is an evergreen tree 20-30 ft., with stout branches, glabrous: Lvs. large, whorled, obovate, narrowed to a petiole, rounded at apex, shining above: fls. white; corolla-limb ⅓ in. diam.: drupes about 2 in. long, bright red. considered to be poisonous. Mascarene Isls. eastward.—O. elliptica, Labill.-p. parviflora.—0. parviflora, Hemsl. (Cerbera parviflora, Forst.), is a Pacific species, somewhat planted in Hawaii: 30-40 ft., evergreen, with rough bark and cylindrical twigs: Lvs. ternate quarternate, crowded at ends of branches, oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, shining: fls. small, white: fr. 1 or 2 scarlet drupes, not edible.-O. sandwicensis, Gray, of Hawaii, is a small tree or large shrub, 10-25 ft., with long drooping branches: Lvs. in 3's or 4's, long-oblong, short- acuminate, shining above: fls. yellowish to cream-colored: drupes dry, yellowish at maturity, not edible.
Pests and diseases
- Ochrosia borbonica J.F.Gmel. (Mauritius and Réunion)
- Ochrosia compta K.Schum. - Hōlei (Maui, Oahu, [[Molokai|MolokaTemplate:Okinai]])
- Ochrosia fatuhivensis Fosberg & Sachet (French Polynesia)
- Ochrosia grandiflora Boit. (New Caledonia)
- Ochrosia haleakalae H.St.John - Hōlei (Maui, island of Hawaii)
- Ochrosia kauaiensis H.St.John - Hōlei (Kauai)
- Ochrosia kilaueaensisH.St.John - Hōlei (island of Hawaii)
- Ochrosia nukuhivensis Fosberg & Sachet (French Polynesia)
- Ochrosia tahitensis Laness. ex Pichon (French Polynesia)
- Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture, by L. H. Bailey, MacMillan Co., 1963
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