Lecythidaceae (Brazil Nut Family)

Lecythidaceae is commonly known as Brazil Nut Family. The Lecythidaceae is a family from Ericales Order, splits from Magnoliopsida Class. It is a family among about 406 families in Magnoliophyta or Flowering Plants Division. The family consists of 24 genera and about 300 species.

Genera in Lecythidaceae:
  • Abdulmajidia
  • Careya
  • Crateranthus
  • Napoleonaea
  • Allantoma
  • Cariniana
  • Eschweilera
  • Oubanguia
  • Asteranthos
  • Chydenanthus
  • Foetidia
  • Petersianthus
  • Barringtonia
  • Corythophora
  • Grias
  • Planchonia
  • Bertholletia
  • Couratari
  • Gustavia
  • Rhaptopetalum
  • Brazzeia
  • Couroupita
  • Lecythis
  • Scytopetalum


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Couroupita guianensis Gustavia superba Napoleona imperialis