Chrysobalanaceae are a family of 18 genera and 531 species, of pantropical distribution. They are found in the Americas from the south-east United States, the Caribbean and Mexico to southern Brazil and Paraguay, throughout tropical Africa, in Asia from southern India and Myanmar throughout Indoneasia and New Guinea, and extending across the Pacific to Fiji, Samoa and many other islands.
The first volume (Volume 9, Part 1) covers 10 genera: Chrysobalanus, Grangeria, Licania, Afrolicania, Parestemon, Bafodeya, Exellodendron, Hunga, Neocarya, and Parinari. The second volume (Volume 10, Part 2) covers a further 8 genera: Acioa, Couepia, Maranthes, Atuna, Dactyladenia, Hirtella, Kostermanthus, and Magnistipula. Each volume includes descriptions, keys and notes on distribution, ecology and synonymy, as well as distribution maps.