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Garuga floribunda, flowering.jpg
Flowering Garuga floribunda
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Burseraceae
Genus: Garuga

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Garuga is a genus of shrubs and trees in the family Burseraceae (the Incense or Torchwood Family). Members are found in Asia and America.


Garuga species are deciduous trees. The flowers are bisexual. The fruits are drupes (i.e. with a pit).[2]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

Garuga species grow naturally in continental Southeast Asia, Malesia, Melanesia, northern Australia and the Solomon Islands. Their habitat is lowland forest from sea-level to 200 metres (700 ft) altitude.[2]


As of June 2014 The Plant List recognises 5 accepted taxa (of species and infraspecific names):[3]


  1. ^ "Genus: Garuga Roxb.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 17 September 1996. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Kochummen, K. M. (1995). "Garuga 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. 74–75. ISBN 983-9592-34-3. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Garuga". The Plant List. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 

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