Monographs Details: Chaetocarpus Thwaites
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1967. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part VII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 17: 1-439.
Description:Genus Description - This genus is well characterized by its echinate capsules, black, shiny seeds, free sepals. Sepals in American species 5. Stamens 8-10, connate into a column. Distributed in three tropical areas: India and East Indies; Western Africa; and South America: Guayana, British Guiana and southward. Unknown in Central America and the West Indies.
Baillon considered Chaetocarpus related to Amanoa, and hence named it Amanoella from which it differs by uniovulate locules.
Type. C. castanocarpus (Roxb.) Thwaites (Adelia castanocarpa Roxb Fl Ind. 3: 848. 1932).