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Taxon: Couroupita guianensis Aubl.

 
Genus: Couroupita
Family: Lecythidaceae
Subfamily: Lecythidoideae
Nomen number: 11869
Place of publication: Hist. pl. Guiane 708, t. 282. 1775
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 23-Nov-1994 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Sep-2017
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 7 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; ornamental

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Acre, Amazonas, Para]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru


    Cultivated (widely cult. in tropics & subtropics)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  3. Fouché, J.-G. 1999. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  4. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  5. IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  6. 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):95-103.
  7. Mori, S. A. et al. Lecythidaceae pages (on-line resource). (Lecythidaceae Pages)
  8. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)

Check other web resources for Couroupita guianensis Aubl. :

  • New World Fruits Database: Online database from Bioversity International
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=11869. Accessed 16 November 2018.