Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Malpighiales

Chrysobalanaceae - Coco-plum family

White, F. (1978) Chrysobalanaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 33-48

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.

Caprivi: 1 genus and 2 taxa.

No image yet

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

Parinari Aubl.Description

Other sources of information about Chrysobalanaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Chrysobalanaceae
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Chrysobalanaceae
Flora of Malawi: Chrysobalanaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Chrysobalanaceae
Flora of Zambia: Chrysobalanaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Chrysobalanaceae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Chrysobalanaceae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Chrysobalanaceae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Chrysobalanaceae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Chrysobalanaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Chrysobalanaceae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Chrysobalanaceae
JSTOR Plant Science: Chrysobalanaceae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Chrysobalanaceae
Wikipedia: Chrysobalanaceae
Plants of the World Online: Chrysobalanaceae
Tropicos: Chrysobalanaceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Caprivi: Family page: Chrysobalanaceae.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=56, retrieved 19 June 2024

Site software last modified: 10 August 2019 11:15pm
Terms of use