Monographs Details: Strychnos parviflora DC.
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 - Distribution: So far this species has been collected only in Amazonian Brazil. In the State of Amazonas it has been collected in the basins of the upper and lower Rio Negro (where it is common), of the middle Rio Jurua, of Rio Jutai, of Rio Tonantins, of the lower Rio Javari and of the upper Rio Solimoes. Ducke (31: 38) refers to the collection from the basin of the middle Rio Tapajos (State of Para), to another collection from the basin of the lower Rio Madeira (State of Amazonas), and to still another from Rio Apuaú, basin of the lower Rio Negro (State of Amazonas) but I have not seen these specimens. Doubtless occurs also in adjacent Colombia and Peru.
Discussion:Froes 21461 is of interest as it was collected on “Serra Cabara, 500 m, alto da serra” in the basin of Rio Negro, Amazonas. It is to be recalled that this species is common on the varzea land, also in the high forest on terra-firme.
Mature fruits of this species are now known and were described by Ducke (31: 38, 56). In his key made on the basis of fruit characters, it comes together with S. macrophylla and S. amazonica of Longiflorae.
Distribution:Brazil South America
| Colombia South America
| Peru South America