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Taxon: Lecythis minor Jacq.

Genus: Lecythis
Family: Lecythidaceae subfamily: Lecythidoideae
Nomen number: 70395
Place of publication: Select. stirp. amer. hist. 168, t. 109. 1763
Name verified on: 05-Jan-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 04-Aug-2006
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • coco de mono   (Source: Handb Nuts ) – Spanish

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Handb Nuts)
  • Human food: nut   (some evidence of toxicity, especially of plants growing in soils with high concentration of Se fide F Neotrop)

Distributional range:

    Northern South America: Venezuela
    Western South America: Colombia

  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Lecythis minor Jacq.:

  • New World Fruits Database: Online database from Bioversity International
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (25 November 2015)

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