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Parinari curatellifolia 1.jpg
Parinari curatellifolia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Chrysobalanaceae
Genus: Parinari

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Parinari is a genus of plant in the family Chrysobalanaceae.[2]

Species of genus Parinari are found in Subsaharan Africa from Senegal to Sudan and Kenya and south to Namibia and Natal; in Eastern Madagascar; from Indochina through Indonesia, New Guinea, northern Queensland, and the southwest Pacific; and in Central and South America from Costa Rica to Trinidad and southern Brazil.[1][2] The oldest fossils of Parinari fruits are from the early Miocene of Ethiopia, Panama, and Colombia.[2]


As of May 2014 The Plant List recognises 42 accepted species (including infraspecific names):[3]