The Subfamily Lecythidoideae is a member of the Family Lecythidaceae. Here is the complete "parentage" of Lecythidoideae:
- Domain: Eukaryota
Whittaker & Margulis,1978 - eukaryotes
- Kingdom: Plantae
Haeckel, 1866 - Plants
- Subkingdom: Viridaeplantae
Cavalier-Smith, 1981 - Green Plants
- Phylum: Tracheophyta
Sinnott, 1935 ex Cavalier-Smith, 1998 - Vascular Plants
- Subphylum: Euphyllophytina
- Infraphylum: Radiatopses Kenrick & Crane, 1997
- Subphylum: Euphyllophytina
- Phylum: Tracheophyta Sinnott, 1935 ex Cavalier-Smith, 1998 - Vascular Plants
- Subkingdom: Viridaeplantae Cavalier-Smith, 1981 - Green Plants
- Kingdom: Plantae Haeckel, 1866 - Plants
The Subfamily Lecythidoideae is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Tribe (5): Bertholletieae · Couratarieae · Couroupiteae · Griadeae · Lecythideae
- Genus (10): Abdulmajidia · Allantoma · Bertholletia · Cariniana · Couratari · Couroupita · Eschweilera · Grias · Gustavia · Lecythis
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 567 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in the Subfamily Lecythidoideae.
Abdulmajidia is a genus in the Lecythidaceae family, consists of two species from Malay Peninsula, listed as endangered species. Abdulmajidia is also placed in some authors (Takhtajan system). [more]
The Brazil nut tree (Bertholletia excelsa) is a South American tree in the family Lecythidaceae, and also the name of the tree's commercially harvested edible seed. [more]
Cariniana (Jequitiba) is a genus of trees in the family Lecythidaceae, native to South America. Many are of importance for timber production. [more]
Couratari is a genus of in the family Lecythidaceae, native to tropical South America. They are large trees,often rising above the rainforest canopy. The leaves are evergreen, alternate, simple, elliptical, up to 15 cm long, with a serrate to serrulate margin. Vernation lines parallel to the midvein are often visible - a very unusual characteristic. The fruit is 6-15 cm long, and roughly conical. A central plug drops out at maturity, releasing the winged seeds to be dispersed by wind. The fruit of Cariniana may be distinguished from those of Couratari, as the former have longitudinal ridges, whereas the latter bears a single calyx-derived ring near the fruit apex. [more]
Couroupita is a genus of of Lecythidaceae family. It consists of four species native to tropical South America. [more]
Eschweilera is a genus of in the Lecythidaceae family. It contains the following species: [more]
Grias is a genus of in the family Lecythidaceae, native to tropical South America and the Caribbean. They are small to medium-sized trees, growing to 5-15 m tall. The leaves are evergreen, alternate, simple, broad lanceolate, very large, up to 1 m long, with an entire or waved margin. The flowers are creamy white to yellow, with four petals; they are cauliflorous, produced in clusters on the trunk and stouter branches. The fruit is 6-15 cm long, with a fleshy coat; it is edible in several species. [more]
Gustavia may refer to [more]
Lecythis is a genus of in the Lecythidaceae family. It contains the following species: [more]
At least 123 species and subspecies belong to the Genus Lecythis.
More info about the Genus Lecythis may be found here.
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