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Careya arborea


Taxonavigation: Ericales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Ordo: Ericales

Familia: Lecythidaceae
Subfamilia: Barringtonioideae
Genera: Barringtonia – Careya – Chydenanthus – Petersianthus – Planchonia




Also known as Planchonioideae in some materials, but it is erroneous (Mori et al. 2015: 122).


  • Thorne, R.F. 2000. The classification and geography of the flowering plants: dicotyledons of the class Angiospermae (subclasses Magnoliidae, Ranunculidae, Caryophyllidae, Dilleniidae, Rosidae, Asteridae, and Lamiidae). Botanical Review (Lancaster) 66(4): 441–647.
  • Mori, S.A., Smith, N.P., Huang, Y.-Y., Prance, G.T., Kelley, L.M., & Matos, C.C. 2015. Towards a phylogenetic-based generic classification of neotropical Lecythidaceae - II. Status of Allantoma, Cariniana, Couratari, Coroupita, Grias and Guastavia. Phytotaxa 203: 122–137. DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.203.2.2 Full text PDF Reference page
  • USDA: GRIN Taxonomy for Plants [1]

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