Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Malpighiales

Chrysobalanaceae - Coco-plum family

White, F. (1978) Chrysobalanaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 33-48

Description of the family

Trees, shrubs or suffrutices. Stipules present, caducous (in ours). Leaves simple, entire, alternate, usually with 2 glands at the base of the lamina or apex of petiole. Flowers bisexual, slightly zygomorphic (in ours), perigynous. Sepals 5. Petals 5. Stamens 2-many. Ovary superior with 3 carpels, one of which fully develops; each carpel 1- or 2-locular. Fruit a fleshy drupe.

Worldwide: 17 genera and 460 species, tropical, especially occurring in America.

Zambia: 4 genera and 8 taxa.

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GenusContent
Chrysobalanus L.Description
Magnistipula Engl.Description, Image
Maranthes BlumeDescription, Image
Parinari Aubl.Description

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Flora of Botswana: Chrysobalanaceae
Flora of Caprivi: Chrysobalanaceae
Flora of Malawi: Chrysobalanaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Chrysobalanaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Chrysobalanaceae

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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Chrysobalanaceae
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Family page: Chrysobalanaceae.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=56, retrieved 28 June 2017

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