Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Malpighiales

Clusiaceae - Mangosteen family



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.

Mozambique: 6 genera and 17 taxa.

Garcinia kingaensis

Links to genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

Calophyllum L.Description
Garcinia L.Description, Image
Harungana Lam.Description
Hypericum L.Description, Image
Psorospermum SpachDescription, Image
Vismia Vand.Description

Other sources of information about Clusiaceae:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Clusiaceae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Clusiaceae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Clusiaceae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Clusiaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Clusiaceae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Clusiaceae
JSTOR Plant Science: Clusiaceae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Clusiaceae
Wikipedia: Clusiaceae
Plants of the World Online: Clusiaceae
Tropicos: Clusiaceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Family page: Clusiaceae.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=57, retrieved 11 December 2023

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