Guttiferae A family of trees and shrubs whose leaves are simple and opposite and have oil glands. The flowers have cyclic or spiral petals and sepals, many stamens, and a superior, 3–5-locular ovary. Many species are useful for timber, and some have edible fruits. There are 47 genera, with about 1350 species, occurring mainly in the tropics.
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