This family has 1200 species in 50 genera (Carr). It is the family of the Mangosteen
(Garcinia sp), the Autograph tree (Clusia rosa) and
the Kamani tree (Calophyllum
Systematics: This family can be remembered by "3's". There are 3 locules, 3 carpels and 3 styles. There
are many stamen. Most of the flowers are functionally unisexual. The calyx
is decussate (overlapping). The sepals are persistent.
The stamen are often in bundles that are opposite the petals. The sap
is colored (usually white to yellow-orange).