Monographs Details: Rapatea linearis Gleason
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1965. The Botany of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 12 (3): 1-285.
Family:Rapateaceae
Scientific Name:Rapatea linearis Gleason
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. Known in the Atlantic Guiana area only from the Northwest District, British Guiana, and apparently of general occurrence but nowhere common in the rain-forest region of Vaupes in Colombia. Probably of wider distribution. BRITISH GUIANA. Northwest District: La Cruz 3913 (holotype NY) ; 4293. COLOMBIA. Vaupes: Justica, Luetzelburg 23766, 23768, 23831 & 23813 (ace. Suessenguth) ; Rio Inirida, Fernandez 2167 (COL, NY); Rio Parana Pichuna, Schultes d Cabrera 19911 (US).

Discussion:Bapatea wettsteinii Suessenguth, Fedde Eep. Sp. Nov. 30: 275. 1932. Type Luetzelhurg XI. 1928. Nos. 23766, 23768, 23831, & 23813. Closely related to Rapatea paludosa, and particularly similar to R. paludosa var. sessilifiora but differing chiefly from specimens of this taxa by plane, 5-nerved, non-pungent lanceolate bracteole tips, which in var. sessilifiora are 3-nerved and abruptly pungent at the apex.
Distribution:Guyana South America| Colombia South America|