Gut-tif'e-re. L. fern. pl. Guttifer - gutta, a drop, + ferre, to bear - i. e., plants yield gum or resinous substances (juice) in drops. Trees or shrubs, allied to Hypericaceae and Malvaceae. Leaves coriaceous; flowers perfect; stamens many, distinct, mon- or poly-adelphous; sepals 2-8, often unequal, petaloid; petals 2-8 +; ovary 1-celled, superior; fruit edible; seed oily; tropics; purgative, timber.
Genus: 1. Garcinia.