Cariniana rubra

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Name and publication()

Cariniana rubra Gardner ex Miers, Trans. Linn. Soc. 39: 288 (1874).

Description()

The fruits of jequitibá appear as small, wooden vases, technically dehiscent pyxidia, about 7-8 cm long, each bearing 8-16 seeds. The fruits of C. legalis (Mart.) Kuntze are very similar but 4-5 cm long.

Nativity and distribution()

Cariniana rubra is native to Brazil.

Family()

Lecythidaceae