Genus Copaifera

Author: Linnaeus

Morphological description (Copaifera palustris lv/pod FM24 )
Trees .Stipules caducous.

Leaves imparipinnate, petiolate.Leaflets alternate, petiolulate.

Inflorescences axillary, paniculate; bracts and bracteoles small, caducous.

Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic, pedicelled. Hypanthium unknown. Calyx lobes 4, narrowly imbricate or subvalvate. Petals unknown. Disk unknown. Stamens 10, free; anthers dorsifixed. Ovary stipitate, 2-ovuled; style slender; stigma small, capitellate.

Pods ellipsoid, rather smooth, 2-valved, valves thick coriaceous, 1- or 2-seeded.

Seeds oblong, arillate, exalbuminous.

Species 25-30, mostly in tropical America, 4 in tropical Africa, and 1 in Malesia (Borneo).

In Malesia , see under the species.