Monographs Details: Aniba vaupesiana Kubitzki
Authority: Kubitzki, K. & Renner, Susanne S. 1982. Lauraceae I (Aniba and Aiouea). Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 31: 1-125. (Published by NYBG Press)
Description:Latin Diagnosis - Arbor ramulis novellis ferrugineo-tomentellis; foliis (sub)coriaceis ellipticis vel obovatis supra praeter costam glabris, subtus secus costam ferrugineo-tomentellis, ceterum laxe pilosis, nervis lateralibus 9-13 paribus, petiolis crassis tomen-tellis; paniculis subterminalibus tomentellis brevibus; floribus brevissime pedicellaris, tepalis brevissime triangularibus, staminibus seriei III staminodialibus, pistillo glabro. Tree to 20 m; branchlets 4-5 mm thick, rusty-tomentellous; terminal bud tomentellous, ca. 1.2 cm long. Leaves evenly distributed along branchlets, (sub)coriaceous, elliptical or obovate, 2.1-2.8 times longer than wide, 11-15 x 4-6.5 cm, apex obtuse or acute and shortly (1-3 mm) acuminate, midrib excepted, glabrous above, along midrib rusty-tomentellous, otherwise slightly pilose beneath, nerves 9-13 per side, ascendent, prominulous above, elevate beneath; petioles 3 mm thick, tomentellous, 1.5-2 cm long. Panicles numerous, subterminal, tomentellous, 4-6 cm long, in axils of caducous bracts. Flowers tomentellous, 2-3 x 1.2 mm, floral tube at anthesis ellipsoid, inside glabrous, pedicels very short (0-1 mm long); tepals erect, triangular, outside slightly tomentellous, inside at base strigulose, otherwise glabrous and pellucid-punctate, outer ones 0.8 mm wide, inner ones 0.6 mm wide; stamens of ser. I and II 1 mm long, anthers glabrous, cells large, valves opening upwards, filaments hirsute, as wide as anthers, stamens of ser. III staminodial, clavate, at top glabrous, otherwise pilose, with 2 subbasal glands, staminodes of ser. IV absent; pistil glabrous; stigma minute; style with ventral suture. Berry 2.2 x 1.5 cm wide; cupule pateriform, to 2 x 2.2 cm wide, smooth.

Discussion:This new species is closely related to A. hypoglauca from which it differs by its stouter branches, larger, tomentellous leaves, shorter pedicels and glabrous floral tube. The type specimen is annotated as bearing “leaves ashy grey beneath” in which it agrees with A. hypoglauca.
Distribution:Vaupés Colombia South America| Colombia South America|