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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Lecythidaceae
Genus: Corythophora

Corythophora is a genus of woody plant in the Lecythidaceae family first described as a genus in 1939.[1][2] It is native to northeastern South America (French Guiana, Suriname, northern Brazil).[3]

  1. Corythophora alta R.Knuth - Pará, Amazonas
  2. Corythophora amapaensis Pires ex S.A.Mori & Prance - French Guiana, Amapá
  3. Corythophora labriculata (Eyma) S.A.Mori & Prance - Suriname
  4. Corythophora rimosa W.A.Rodrigues - French Guiana, Amazonas, Amapá, Suriname


  1. ^ Knuth, Reinhard Gustav Paul. 1939. Das Pflanzenreich IV. 219a(Heft 105): 50, f. 10
  2. ^ Tropicos, Corythophora R. Knuth
  3. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  4. ^ Mori, S.A. & G. T. Prance. 1990. Lecythidaceae–Part II. The zygomorphic–flowered New World genera (Couroupita, Corythophora, Bertholletia, Couratari, Eschweilera, & Lecythis). Flora Neotropica, Monograph 21(2): 1–376.
  5. ^ Funk, V. A., P. E. Berry, S. Alexander, T. H. Hollowell & C. L. Kelloff. 2007. Checklist of the Plants of the Guiana Shield (Venezuela: Amazonas, Bolivar, Delta Amacuro; Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana). Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 55: 1–584