5178.000 Calophyllum L.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs, glabrescent, buds finely tomentose with latex; branchlets quadrangular. Leaves opposite, petiolate (rarely sessile); lamina margins entire, leathery, usually glabrous, translucent glandular canals present between veins. Inflorescence cymose or thysiform; terminal, pseudo-terminal or axillary, bracts caducous. Sepals and petals together 4-12, 2- or 3-whorled, not always differentiated. Fruit drupe-like berries with thin exocarp, thin fleshy mesocarp and thin endocarp, sometimes adherent to seed. Seed 1 large.

Worldwide: 190 species in tropical regions mainly Asia, East Africa, Madagascar, Mascarenes and Australasia.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
inophyllum L.N

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Calophyllum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Calophyllum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Calophyllum
Wikipedia: Calophyllum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Calophyllum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Calophyllum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Calophyllum.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2250, retrieved 1 October 2022

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