Foetidia

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Foetidia
Foetidia mauritiana leaves.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Lecythidaceae
Genus: Foetidia Comm. ex Lam.
Species

See text.

Foetidia is a genus of between 5-18 species of flowering plants in the family Lecythidaceae, the sole genus in the subfamily Foetidioideae (sometimes treated in its own family Foetidiaceae). The genus is native to a limited area in eastern Madagascar and Mascarene Islands.

Selected species

The wood of Foetidia mauritiana is one of several woods known as Stinkwood because of its unpleasant smell.

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