se United States, Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America, s Asia, Africa, Pacific Islands, Australia.
Genera 18, species ca. 530 (2 genera, 2 species in the flora).
Chrysobalanaceae was traditionally considered a subfamily of the Rosaceae. Family status is supported by morphology (G. T. Prance 1972; Prance and C. A. Sothers 2003) and molecular data, which place it as a member of the Malpighiales and thus not closely related to the Rosaceae (see, for example, M. W. Chase et al. 1993; N. Korotkova et al. 2009; K. Wurdack and C. C. Davis 2009). Only Chrysobalanus icaco is important commercially; it is planted as an ornamental and its fruits are eaten raw or bottled in syrup and sold (A. Cronquist 1981).
|1||Shrubs or trees, 1–5 m; leaf blades broadly elliptic, broadly ovate, or broadly obovate, length 1.2–1.5 times width; stamen filaments densely hairy proximally; endocarps longitudinally ribbed.||Chrysobalanus|
|1||Shrubs, to 0.3(–0.5) m; leaf blades oblanceolate, lanceolate, or narrowly oblong, length 2.5–3.5 times width; stamen filaments glabrous; endocarps not longitudinally ribbed.||Licania|
|Author||R. David Whetstone + and Christopher F. Nixon† +|
|Authority||R. Brown +|
|Common name||Coco-plum Family +|
|Distribution||Se United States +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +, South America +, S Asia +, Africa +, Pacific Islands + and Australia. +|
|Reference||prance1970a +, prance1972a + and prance2003a +|
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|Taxon family||Chrysobalanaceae +|
|Taxon name||Chrysobalanaceae +|
|Taxon rank||family +|
|Volume||Volume 12 +|