Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Malpighiales

Clusiaceae - Mangosteen family



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: 4 genera and 11 taxa.

Harungana madagascariensis

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

Garcinia L.Description, Image
Harungana Lam.Description, Image
Hypericum L.Description, Image
Psorospermum SpachDescription, Image

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: cultivated 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: Family page: Clusiaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=57, retrieved 23 October 2016

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