Author: Jan Scholten
Botany: 20 genera; 250-300 species; tropical; South America, Africa, Asia; big rainforest trees, woody, large with buttresses.
In the Apg3 system Lecythidaceae is a Family in the Order Ericales. The circumscription has varied in several systems. Sometimes genera have been excluded from Lecythidaceae to form small families like Foetidiaceae, Planchonaceae, Barringtoniaceae, Scytopetalaceae and Napoleonaeaceae.
In the Plant theory Lecythidaceae is a family in the Order Sapotales, which is placed in the Subclass Ericidae. Lecythidaceae is placed in Subphase 5.
We have no homeopathic information about Lecythidaceae.
Foetidioideae (Foetidiaceae). Madagascar. Includes only Foetidia.
Planchonioideae (including Barringtoniaceae); Old World tropics.
Lecythidoideae (Lecythidaceae); New World tropics.
Scytopetalaceae and Napoleonaeaceae are most closely related to Lecythidaceae.