Taxon: Lecythis minor Jacq.

Genus: Lecythis
Family: Lecythidaceae
  Subfamily: Lecythidoideae
Nomen number: 70395
Place of publication: Select. stirp. amer. hist. 168, t. 109. 1763
Name Verified on: 05-Jan-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 04-Aug-2006
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 6 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Handb Nuts)
  • Human food: nut (some evidence of toxicity, especially of plants growing in soils with high concentration of Se fide F Neotrop)

Distributional Range:


  • Southern America

    • Northern South America: Venezuela
    • Western South America: Colombia

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


  • Duke, J. A. Handbook of Nuts. CRC Press. 1989 (Handb Nuts)
  • IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  • Mori, S. A. & G. T. Prance 1990. Lecythidaceae - Part II. The zygomorphic-flowered New World genera (Couroupita, Corythophora, Bertholletia, Couratari, Eschweilera, & Lecythis) Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 21(2):317-318.
  • Mori, S. A. et al. Lecythidaceae pages (on-line resource). (Lecythidaceae Pages)


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