Monographs Details: Cariniana Casar.
Authority: Mori, S. A. & Lepsch da Cunha, Nadia M. 1995. The Lecythidaceae of a central Amazonian moist forest. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 75: 1-55.
Description:Genus Description - Emergent trees, usually without buttresses. Bark usually fissured, the inner bark red. Leaves eucamptrodromous, with finely percurrent or reticulate tertiary veins. Inflorescences terminal or in axils of upper leaves, racemes or spikes or paniculate arrangements of racemes or spikes. Flowers diurnal, actinomorphic or zygomorphic, small, <10 mm diam; sepals 6; petals 6; androecium without or with slightly developed hood, the anthers with lateral dehiscence; ovary 3-locular, the ovules inserted at base of septum. Fruits cylindric or turbinate, the pericarp woody, thick to very thick. Seeds with unilateral wing; embryo with 2 foliaceous cotyledons.