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Calodendrum capense.jpg
Calodendrum capense
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Subfamily: Rutoideae
Genus: Calodendrum

Calodendrum is a genus of medium-sized evergreen trees comprising two species from Africa. Calodendrum capense (Cape Chestnut) is a well known tree that is widely cultivated, while Calodendrum eickii is a rare forest tree from Tanzania. The botanical name comes from Greek, kalos means beautiful and dendrum means tree. Both species are harvested for their timber in Africa.[1]


  1. ^ Lovett, Jon C.; Chris K. Ruffo & Roy E. Gereeau. "Field Guide to the Moist Forest Trees of Tanzania" (PDF).