Distribution of genus: paleotropical.
Since publication of the flora, one new species has been described (Friedman, 1980). DEA by R. Randrianaivo (2004) Révision synoptique des espèces Malagasy du genre Mimusops L. University of Antananarivo. Revision in progress by L. Gautier (G); R. Randrianaivo (MO) and P. Phillipson (MO). The 7 “undescribed” species actually include 2 described infraspecifics that need to be elevated to species level.