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Genus Canarium Family Burseraceae

Description: Trees or shrubs, evergreen or deciduous, dioecious.

Leaves alternate, mostly compound; stipulate.

Inflorescences axillary or terminal, various. Flowers 3-merous, unisexual. Sepals 3. Petals 3. Stamens 6, free or fused, sometimes epipetalous or fused to disc; sterile and reduced in female flowers. Disc usually 6-lobed, well-developed in male flowers.

Drupe with a 3-locular stony pyrene.


Distribution and occurrence: World: c. 100 species, tropical & subtropical regions from Africa through Asia to the Pac. Is. Australia: 4 species (2 species endemic), Qld, N.S.W., N.T., W.A.

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Canarium australasicum

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