Lecythis alutacea

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Name and publication()

Lecythis alutacea (A.C. Sm.) S.A. Mori, Brittonia 33: 362 (1981).

Description()

The fruit (pyxidium) of L. alutacea is turbinate, 5-6 cm long and 4-5 cm wide, the pericarp about 1 cm thick, irregularly rugose with a slightly raised area about 1 cm from the top.

Nativity and distribution()

Lecythis alutacea is native to Guyana.

Family()

Lecythidaceae

Synonymy()

Eschweilera alutacea A.C.Sm.