Forest Ochna
Red Ironwood

Ochna holstii

Ochna holstii, Mt. Kenya Forest Reserve, Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

Mt. Kenya Forest Reserve, Kimunye, Kirinyaga County, Kenya. 01 June 2017.

LEAVES: Leaves are arranged in a flat plane. The margins are finely toothed and slightly wavy. Shape is elliptical and are alternate on the stem.

TREE: A small to medium-sized tree encountered in the understory of mature forest in moist areas.

RANGE: Found in montane forest areas in a wide area of East Africa.

FLOWERS: Flowers are yellow.


UNARMED: No thorns

The wood of Forest Ochna is valuable for construction, furniture and tools and as a result over-harvesting in unprotected areas.

Ochnaceae -- Ochna Family

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

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