Definition of Family Lecythidaceae

1. Noun. Large tropical trees bearing large fruits with woody skins.


Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Lecythidaceae

family Lactobacteriaceae
family Lamiaceae
family Laminariaceae
family Lamnidae
family Lampridae
family Lampyridae
family Laniidae
family Lanthanotidae
family Lardizabalaceae
family Laricariidae
family Laridae
family Lasiocampidae
family Latimeridae
family Lauraceae
family Lecanoraceae
family Lecythidaceae (current term)
family Leguminosae
family Leiopelmatidae
family Leitneriaceae
family Lemnaceae
family Lemuridae
family Lennoaceae
family Lentibulariaceae
family Lepadidae
family Lepidobotryaceae
family Lepidodendraceae
family Lepiotaceae
family Lepismatidae
family Lepisosteidae
family Leporidae

Literary usage of Family Lecythidaceae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Francis Wall Oliver, Anton Kerner von Marilaun, Marian (Balfour) Busk (1895)
"... excelsa of the family Lecythidaceae are known as Brazil nuts, and have a coat as hard as stone; ..."

2. Contributions to the Paleobotany of Peru, Bolivia and Chile: Five Papers by Edward Wilber Berry (1922)
"The family Lecythidaceae has a species of Lecythis close to the existing Lecythis spruceana Berg of the Amazon basin. The genus, which has about 40 existing ..."

3. Current Issues in Non-timber Forest Products Research: Proceedings of the by Manuel Ruiz Perez, J. E. M. Arnold (1996)
"Species diversity, technology, plant- animal interactions, and their correlation with climate, as illustrated by the Brazil nut family (Lecythidaceae). ..."

4. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium by United States. National Herbarium, United States National Museum (1905)
"... to the family Lecythidaceae. amid yielding the Brazil or Para nuts of commerce. A tree 100 to 150 feet high, ..."

5. Economic plants of Porto Rico by Orator Fuller Cook, Guy N. Collins (1903)
"A large tree belonging to the family Lecythidaceae. and yielding the Brazil or Para nuts of commerce. A tree 100 to l.~>0 feet high, distributed throughout ..."

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