Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae
- 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.
More sample images from the Chrysobalanaceae (Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record)
Other sources of information about Chrysobalanaceae:Flora of Mozambique
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for ChrysobalanaceaeGoogle
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Chrysobalanaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=56, retrieved 21 May 2013