Preliminary Checklist of the Family Anacardiaceae in Thailand
A family of trees, shrubs or woody climbers, usually with turpentine smelling sap becoming black when exposed to the air; leaves alternate (opposite in Bouea), simple or compound; flowers regular, unisexual, polygamous or bisexual, usually in panicles, fruits drupaceous.
About 70 genera with ca 600 spp., distributed chiefly throughout the tropics and subtropics, occur mainly in primary rain-forest.
Eighteen genera and 58 species occur in Thailand.
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