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Guttiferse, an order of tbalamifloral dicotyledons (q.v.) comprising some thirty genera of woody plants, natives of moist situations in the tropics, characterised by their resinous juice. They have opposite, leathery entire leaves, numerous stamens, often coherent, a flesh disk, a stigma usually sessile and radiate, and exalbuminous seeds. They are generally acrid, and their resin is yellow. Among the chief genera are Garcinia, to which belong the mangosteen (q.v.), the kola nut (q.v.), and the gamboge (q.v.), and Calophyllum, which includes Poon, and other valuable East Indian timbers.