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Lecythis


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(family Lecythidaceae)

A genus of trees whose flowers have a strongly asymmetric androecium. Their oily, edible seeds are known as sapucaia nuts. There are 25 species, occurring in tropical America.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.


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