Monographs Details: Strychnos pubiflora Krukoff
Authority: Krukoff, Boris A. 1965. Supplementary notes on the American species of Strychnos VII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 12: 1-94.
Discussion:This species is known to me only from the type collection made in the State of Minas Gerais (munic. Santa Luzia, Serra do Cipo), Brazil.
Ducke (31: 30) cites two specimens collected by Mendes Magalhães in the State of Minas Gerais (Serra do Cipo and Serra do Cabral, at an elevation of approximately 900 m), but these were not seen by me. Additional information on this species, as supplied by Ducke, is of considerable interest. The plant appears to be an erect shrub, becoming scandent above (“arbusto escandente”), devoid of spines and provided with tendrils (31: 11) which abounds in the “cerrados” of the lower parts of certain mountains in the State of Minas Gerais.
Fruits and seeds were described by Ducke (31: 30, 57) as very similar to those of S. Gardneri, but smaller. This information, unfortunately, is based on a single perfect fruit which was examined by Ducke. For information on the position of this species in Ducke’s key made on the basis of fruit characters, see under S. rondeletioides.