Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae

Chrysobalanaceae - Coco-plum family

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.

Zimbabwe: 2 genera and 3 taxa.

Parinari curatellifolia

More sample images from the Chrysobalanaceae (Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record)

Parinari capensis subsp. capensis

Parinari capensis subsp. capensis

Parinari curatellifolia

Parinari curatellifolia

Parinari curatellifolia

Parinari curatellifolia

Parinari curatellifolia

Parinari curatellifolia

Parinari curatellifolia

Parinari curatellifolia

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

GenusContent
Maranthes BlumeDescription
Parinari Aubl.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Chrysobalanaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Chrysobalanaceae
Flora of Zambia: Chrysobalanaceae

External websites:

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Chrysobalanaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=56, retrieved 26 October 2014

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