Copaifera

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Copaifera

Description

Trees. Leaves imparipinnate, petiolate. Stipules caducous. Inflorescences axillary, paniculate; bracts and bracteoles small, caducous. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic, pedicelled. Petals unknown. Stamens 10, free; anthers dorsifixed. Ovary stipitate, 2-ovuled; style slender; stigma small, capitellate. Seeds oblong, arillate, exalbuminous.

Distribution

Africa: present Asia-Tropical:, Borneopresent tropical America: present
Species 25-30, mostly in tropical America, 4 in tropical Africa, and 1 in Malesia (Borneo)

Citation

Ding Hou - in Blumea. 1994: 320.