Anacardiaceae (Cashew Family)

Anacardiaceae is commonly known as the Cashew Family. The Anacardiaceae is a family from Sapindales Order, splits from Magnoliopsida Class. It is a family among about 406 families in Magnoliophyta or Flowering Plants Division. The Anacardiaceae family consists of 72 genera and more than 500 species.

Characteristics include:
  • Trees, shrub, climbers or perennial herbs
  • With resin ducts and laticifers (sap is often toxic)
  • Often pinnately compound leaves
  • Flowers 5-merous, small, with nectary disc
  • Stamens 5 or 10
  • One ovule per carpel, 1-5 carpels in a fruit
  • Fruit a drupe

Genera in Anacardiaceae:
  • Abrahamia
  • Cyrtocarpa
  • Mangifera
  • Pseudospondias
  • Actinocheita
  • Dobinea
  • Mauria
  • Rhodosphaera
  • Amphipterygium
  • Dracontomelon
  • Metopium
  • Rhoeidium
  • Anacardium
  • Drimycarpus
  • Micronychia
  • Rhus
  • Androtium
  • Euleria
  • Mosquitoxylum
  • Schinopsis
  • Antrocaryon
  • Euroschinus
  • Myracrodruon
  • Schinus
  • Astronium
  • Faguetia
  • Nothopegia
  • Schmaltzia
  • Attilaea
  • Fegimanra
  • Ochoterenaea
  • Sclerocarya
  • Blepharocarya
  • Gluta
  • Operculicarya
  • Searsia
  • Bonetiella
  • Haematostaphis
  • Orthopterygium
  • Semecarpus
  • Bouea
  • Haplorhus
  • Ozoroa
  • Sorindeia
  • Buchanania
  • Heeria
  • Pachycormus
  • Spondias
  • Campnosperma
  • Holigarna
  • Pegia
  • Styphonia
  • Campylopetalum
  • Lannea
  • Pistacia
  • Tapirira
  • Cardenasiodendron
  • Laurophyllus
  • Pleiogynium
  • Terminthia
  • Choerospondias
  • Lithraea
  • Poupartia
  • Thyrsodium
  • Comocladia
  • Loxopterygium
  • Protorhus
  • Toxicodendron
  • Cotinus
  • Malosma
  • Pseudosmodingium
  • Trichoscypha


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Mangifera indica