Hist. Pl. Guiane 1: 119, plate 45. 1775.

Etymology: Misspelled anagram of local French Guiana name caligni
Synonyms: Geobalanus Small
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 12. Treatment on page 366. Mentioned on page 365.

Shrubs [trees]. Leaves persistent or deciduous; blade margins entire or irregularly crenate. Thyrses terminal [axillary]. Flowers: petals [0 or 4–]5; stamens [3–]14–16[–40]; filaments connate basally to proximally [distinct], glabrous (rarely basally hairy); ovary glabrous or sparsely to densely hairy; styles glabrous [hairy]. Drupes obovoid, ellipsoid, or subglobose; endocarp not longitudinally ribbed. x = 11.


se United States, Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America, w Africa, s Asia.


Species 192 (1 in the flora).

Selected References


Lower Taxa

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R. David Whetstone +  and Christopher F. Nixon† +
Aublet +
se United States +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +, South America +, w Africa +  and s Asia. +
Misspelled anagram of local French Guiana name caligni +
Hist. Pl. Guiane +
Geobalanus +
Licania +
Chrysobalanaceae +