Lecythis grandiflora Aubl. Myrtaceae.
Guiana. The seeds are palatable.
Lecythis minor Jacq.
New Granada. The fruit is two inches in diameter. The seeds are of an agreeable taste.
Lecythis ollaria Linn. Pot Tree.
Tropical America. The fruit is the size of a child's head and is prized for its chestnut-like fruit.
Lecythis zabucajo Aubl.
Guiana. The nuts of this species are rather more than two inches long and one wide, covered with a longitudinally-furrowed, corky shell and grow in large, hard, woody fruits, shaped like urns, measuring about six inches in diameter and having close-fitting lids at the top.
Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.