Our goal is to produce electronic keys for all species of Neotropical Lecythidaceae. A primary advantage of electronic publication is that changes can be made as errors are encountered or new data are accumulated. If you find mistakes or ways to make the keys more efficient, please report your suggestions to Scott Mori. The keys are fully illustrated by links to the term in the glossary or to the page of a taxon.

The following keys are available:

Key to Lecythidaceae genera
Key to Mesoamerican Cariniana (monotypic in this area, see C. pyriformis
Key to Mesoamerican Couratari
Key to Mesoamerican Couroupita
Key to Mesoamerican Grias (monotypic in this area, see G. cauliflora
Key to Mesoamerican Gustavia
Key to Mesoamerican Eschweilera (under construction)
Key to Mesoamerican Lecythis
For the keys to work properly, you will need to have Java Virtual Machine (JVM) 1.4.2 or greater installed. This is available free of charge from Sun Microsystems at http://www.java.com. You may also need to change your browser settings to allow popups for this website. The Lucid keys are easier to use if both the “Feature” and “Entity” thumbnails are turned off. Click their buttons “off” in the tool bar and this will make the check boxes appear in the features window. If the features or entities are illustrated with images or links their presence will be indicated by icons next to the check box.

How to cite:

Mori, S. A. & N. P. Smith. 25 August 2010 onward. The Lecythidaceae Pages (http://sweetgum.nybg.org/lp/index.php). The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York.