Monographs Details: Strychnos mitscherlichii var. pubescentior Sandwith
Authority: Krukoff, Boris A. 1965. Supplementary notes on the American species of Strychnos VII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 12: 1-94.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Brazil: Para: Catú: Ducke 2032; Amazonas: basin of Rio Solimoes (Rio Capitari, terra-firme, lowland), Froes 26493. Colombia: Vaupes (Rio Kuduyari, cerro Yapoboda, alt. 450 m), Schultes & Cabrera 14401 (US); Amazonas (Rio Miritiparana, alt. 700 ft.), Schultes & Cabrera 16271 (US).This is the first record of this variety from Colombia and from the State of Para, Brazil.Distribution: Brazil (basins of the tributaries of Rio Solimoes, namely Rio Jutai, Igarape Belem and the lower Rio Javari in the State of Amazonas and near Catu, in the State of Para; Peru (basin of Rio Nanay, Loreto), and Colombia (Vaupes and Amazonas).
Discussion:Local names: Nee-ma-mee-see-ma (Makuna Indians, Amazonas, Colombia).
Extensive collections of flowering and fruiting material throughout the range of S. Mitscherlichii and S. Mitscherlichii var. pubescentior are needed for evaluation of these two entities.
The collector’s note on Schultes & Cabrera 16271 reads: “poison (curare) vine.”
Distribution:Brazil South America
| Peru South America
| Colombia South America