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Clusiaceae family

Chrysochlamys caribaea
Urban, Symb. Antill. 5: 434.  1908.


Bwa mang. Palitivyé wouj.
St. Lucia endemic
Quite common tree of lower montane, montane and cloud montane rainforest.


Vegetatively very similar to Tovomita plumieri.  The sap of this species is almost white, while the sap of Tovomita plumieri is bright yellow.
The two species are often found growing together. In general, however, this species is more common in steep ravines, while T. plumieri is more common in exposed positions.