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.

Zimbabwe: 3 cultivated genera and 6 cultivated taxa.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

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

GenusContent
Garcinia L.Description
Harungana Lam.Description
Hypericum L.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 Zambia: Clusiaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Clusiaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Clusiaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Clusiaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=57, retrieved 26 June 2016

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