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A small family of forest trees and shrubs, related to Rosaceae, in which the flowers are somewhat irregular and perigynous. The fruit is a drupe. Several yield siliceous timber, others have edible fruit. The coco plum of the West Indies is Chrysobalanusicaco. There are 17 genera, comprising about 460 species, with a pantropical distribution.

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