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.

Mozambique: 3 genera and 6 taxa.

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Hirtella L.Description, Image
Maranthes BlumeDescription
Parinari Aubl.Description

Other sources of information about Chrysobalanaceae:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Chrysobalanaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Chrysobalanaceae
Wikipedia: Chrysobalanaceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Mozambique: Family page: Chrysobalanaceae.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=56, retrieved 2 December 2021

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