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Clusiaceae: Mangosteen family

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 inophyllum).


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).

Specimens List

Kamani Tree Calophyllum inophyllum

The scientific name means "beautiful leaf"


Floral Diagram


Klamath Weed- Hypericum perforatum

VIDEO - This plant is an introduced, invasive plant in the U.S.


Autograph Tree Clusia rosea

This tropical tree has waxy leaves that 'hold' autographs from passer-byes.


Mangosteen Garcinia mangostana

Mangosteens originated in Indonesia are now grown as a delicious delicacy.


 

Links to more information


Short video of an Example of this family (Klamath Weed)

 

 
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