Monographs Details: Licania arborea Seem.
Authority: Prance, Ghillean T. 1989. Chrysobalanaceae. Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 9S: 1-267. (Published by NYBG Press)
Scientific Name:Licania arborea Seem.
Discussion:This species, common from Mexico through Central America, was known by only three collections from South America at the time of Prance (1972). It is apparently more widespread in South America, although it may well have been introduced there by indigenous traders because of its use as an oilseed.