Ochoterenaea F.A. Barkley

Dioecious trees with milky exudate. Leaves alternate, imparipinnate, petiolate; leaflets opposite, sessile to very short petiolulate, entire, lanceolate, membranaceous, puberulent ab- and adaxially. Inflorescences terminal corymbose thyrsoids. Flowers pedicellate; perianth 5-parted, valvate; androecium haplostemonous; pistillode reduced, stylode simple; staminodes reduced; disk glabrous, annular; carpels 3, 1 fertile; styles 3, basally connate, lateral; stigmas capitate; ovule basal. Samara laterally compressed with long, violet trichomes on the margins, 1-locular by abortion.

A single species, O. colombiana, in Andean Venezuela and Colombia south to Bolivia. Without nomenclatural conservation, the species name may change if Rhus samo is shown to be an earlier basionym as expected.

Original Publication: Ochoterenaea F.A. Barkley, Bull. Torr. Bot. Cl. 69: 442 (1942).

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