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|Authority - (Neidenzu) Airy Shaw or Lam.||Total Number of genera - 1|
|Gymnosperm or Angiosperm? - Angiosperm||Total Number of species - 18|
|Plant forms - Small to medium sized desert trees & shrubs|
|World Distribution - Eastern Madagascar, Mascarene.|
|Comments - Lecythidaceae. Confusing. Variously listed under Theales, Lecythidales, Myrtales
Foetidia 1 genus native to a limited area in eastern Madagascar, Mascarene region.
The wood of Foetidia mauritiana is one of several woods known as Stinkwood because of its unpleasant smell.|