Garuga

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Garuga
Garuga floribunda, flowering.jpg
Flowering Garuga floribunda
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Burseraceae
Genus: Garuga
Roxb.[1]
Species

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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.

Description[edit]

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]

Species[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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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