Monographs Details: Rapatea angustifolia Spruce ex F.A.Koernicke
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1965. The Botany of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 12 (3): 1-285.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. Savanna marsh or streamside plants, known certainly only from the Rio Guainia region of Venezuela. VENEZUELA. Amazonas: Rio Pacimoni, Casiquiare, Maguire, Wurdack c(; Bunting 36646; La Ceiba, Cano San Miguel, Rio Guainia, Maguire, Wurdack t& Keith 41911.
Discussion:The original collection, Spruce 3046 consists only of diminutive specimens that may be depauperate or immature. The larger body of material, under the name of Rapatea circasiana, may indeed represent a more prevalent expression of the same species. At this time no satisfactory resolution can be made as to the degree of intimacy between the two.
Distribution:Venezuela South America