Couratari macrosperma

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Name and publication

Couratari macrosperma A. C. Smith, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 60: 383 (1933).

Description

Like Cariniana rubra, the fruits of C. macrosperma appear as small, wooden vases or pipe bowls, technically dehiscent pyxidia, about 12-20 cm long x 7 cm wide, about 4 mm thick, crustaceous on the exterior, the operculum 7-9 cm in diameter.

Nativity and distribution

Couratari macrosperma is native to Brazil.

Family

Lecythidaceae