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Taxon: Ocotea bullata (Burch.) E. Mey.

Genus: Ocotea
Family: Lauraceae
Nomen number: 411194
Place of publication: C. F. Drège, Flora 26:205. 1843
Name verified on: 23-Jun-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 23-Nov-2005
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • black stinkwood   (Source: Trees SAfr ) – English
  • stinkwood   (Source: Trees SAfr ) – English
  • stinkhout   (Source: Trees SAfr ) – Afrikaans

Economic importance:

  • Materials: wood   (though now almost depleted fide Trees SAfr)

Distributional range:

    Southern Africa: South Africa - Cape Province, KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal


  • Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. 1993. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62.
  • Palmer, E. & N. Pitman. 1972–1973. Trees of southern Africa.
  • Rohwer, J. G. 1986. Prodromus einer Monographie der Gattung Ocotea Aubl. (Lauraceae) sensu lato. Mitt. Inst. Allg. Bot. Hamburg 20:218.


Check other web resources for Ocotea bullata (Burch.) E. Mey.:

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (05 September 2015)

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