Monographs Details: Helicostylis tovarensis (Klotzsch & H.Karst.) C.C.Berg
Authority: Berg, Cornelius C. 2001. Moreae, Artocarpeae, and (Moraceae): With introductions to the family and and with additions and corrections to Flora Neotropica Monograph 7. Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 83: 1-346. (Published by NYBG Press)
Discussion:The absence of collections from the middle part of Ecuador suggests the possibility of a gap in the distribution, similar to that in Sorocea trophoides. A recent collection, made from a shrub of 1-2 m tall, shows general similarities to Helicostylis tovarensis, but is clearly distinct in the small laminas (4-7 × 0.7-1.2 cm) and in the very shortly pedunculate staminate inflorescences. It almost certainly represents a distinct taxon, probably at the subspecific level: PERU. San Martin: Prov. Rioja, Dtto. Pardo Miguel, between Aguas Verdes and rd. to San Pablo, 1220 m, 23 Jun 1998 (tf), I. Sanchez V. et al. 9456 (BG).
Distribution:La Paz Bolivia South America| Antioquia Colombia South America| Huila Colombia South America| Norte de Santander Colombia South America| Valle Colombia South America| Carchi Ecuador South America| Esmeraldas Ecuador South America| Napo Ecuador South America| Sucumbíos Ecuador South America| Zamora-Chinchipe Ecuador South America| Coclé Panamá Central America| Darién Panamá Central America| Panamá Panama Central America| Veraguas Panama Central America| Amazonas Peru South America| Huánuco Peru South America| Sucre Venezuela South America| Trujillo Venezuela South America|