Carallia

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Carallia
Carallia brachiata.jpg
Carallia brachiata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Rhizophoraceae
Genus: Carallia
Roxb.[1]
Species

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Synonyms[1]

Carallia is a genus of trees in the family Rhizophoraceae.

Description[edit]

Carallia species grow as small to medium-sized trees. Their leaves are often dotted black. The fruits are small and ellipsoid to roundish in shape.[2]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

Carallia species grow naturally in Madagascar, tropical Asia and northern Australia. Their habitat is lowland rainforests, swamps and on hills from sea-level to about 2,000 metres (7,000 ft) altitude.[2]

Selected species[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Genus: Carallia Roxb". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Madani, L.; Wong, K. M. (1995). "Carallia Roxb." (PDF). In Soepadmo, E.; Wong, K. M. Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak. (free online from the publisher, lesser resolution scan PDF versions). 1. Forest Research Institute Malaysia. pp. 328–334. ISBN 983-9592-34-3. Retrieved 11 April 2015.