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

Foetidia is a genus of flowering plants first described as a genus in 1788.[1][2] Most authors place the genus in the family Lecythidaceae, the sole genus in the subfamily Foetidioideae, but some prefer to treat it as a distinct family, the Foetidiaceae.[3] It is native to eastern Africa and to various islands in the Indian Ocean.[4]


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


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