Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Malpighiales

Clusiaceae - Mangosteen family

Guttiferae

Hypericaceae

Robson, N.K.B. (1961) Guttiferae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2)

Description of the family

Trees, shrubs or herbs, sometimes with coloured latex. Stipules 0. Leaves opposite, rarely subopposite, or whorled, simple, often gland-dotted; margin entire. Flowers bisexual, dioecious or polygamous, actinomorphic. Sepals (2-)4-5(-6 or more), imbricate. Petals 4-5(-6 or more), free. Stamens numerous, in fascicles. Ovary superior, 1-5-locular. Fruit a capsule, berry or drupe.

Comment: The genus Hypericum is sometimes placed in a separate family, the Hypericaceae.

Worldwide: 45 genera and 1,370 species, tropical and Northern temperate.

Zambia: 5 genera and 21 taxa.

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GenusContent
Garcinia L.Description
Harungana Lam.Description
Hypericum L.Description
Psorospermum SpachDescription, Image
Symphonia L.f.Description

Other sources of information about Clusiaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Clusiaceae
Flora of Caprivi: Clusiaceae
Flora of Malawi: Clusiaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Clusiaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Clusiaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Clusiaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Clusiaceae
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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: Clusiaceae.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=57, retrieved 28 March 2017

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