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.

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

Botswana: 2 genera and 2 taxa.

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GenusContent
Garcinia L.Description
Hypericum L.Description

Other sources of information about Clusiaceae:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Botswana: Family page: Clusiaceae.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=57, retrieved 18 November 2019

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