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Taxonavigation: Ericales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Lecythidaceae
Subfamilia: Lecythidoideae
Genus: Couroupita
Species: C. guianensis – C. nicaraguarensis – C. subsessilis


Couroupita Aubl., Hist. Pl. Guiane 708. t. 282. 1775.


  • Pontopidana Scop., Introd. 195. Jan-Apr 1777.


The following names are sometimes seen, all stated without evidence. †C. ovata – †C. santanderensis – †C. tertiaria


  • Berry, E.W. 1936. Miocene plants from Colombia, South America. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 63(2):53-66.
  • Farr, E. R. & Zijlstra, G. eds. (1996-) Index Nominum Genericorum (Plantarum). 2009 Oct 01 [1].
  • Hollick, A. and E. W. Berry 1924. A Late Tertiary flora from Bahia, Brazil. The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Geology 5:11-137.
  • Paleobiology Database. Accessed 2009 Nov 02 [2].

Vernacular names[edit]

suomi: Kuulapuut
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