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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]

The genus is closely related to Neocarya.[3]


As of May 2014 The Plant List recognises 42 accepted species (including infraspecific names):[4]


  1. ^ a b "Parinari Aubl". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Jud, N.A., C. Nelson, F. Herrera, 2016 Fruits and wood of Parinari from the early Miocene of Panama and the fossil record of Chrysobalanaceae. American Journal of Botany 103 (2) 277-289.".
  3. ^ Chave, Jérôme; Prance, Ghillean T.; Sothers, Cynthia A.; Dexter, Kyle G.; Chamagne, Juliette; Bardon, Léa (2013-01-01). "Origin and evolution of Chrysobalanaceae: insights into the evolution of plants in the Neotropics". Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 171 (1): 19–37. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2012.01289.x. ISSN 0024-4074.
  4. ^ "Parinari". The Plant List. Retrieved 18 May 2014.