Monographs Details: Ocotea olivacea A.C.Sm.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1965. The Botany of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 12 (3): 1-285.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. Tree 35-40 feet, with conspicuously angled, reddish brown branchlets, occurring at 100-200 m, in the Vaupes area, Colombia, in addition to the type locality. COLOMBIA. Comisaria del Vaupes: Maguire d Fernandez 44072 (fr. N Y ).
Discussion:Aside from its angled branchlets, the species is outstanding in the dried state for the large, ovate-elliptic leaves 35 X 18 cm, cuneate at the base and shortly acuminate at the apex, with sturdy petioles up to 2 cm long, deeply canaliculate. The ellipsoid fruits, with red, hemispheric cupules (in the dried state, rusty) to 7 m m long, 10 m m in diam, narrowing into a stout pedicel, are borne in comparatively narrow infructescences, more or less racemose-paniculate.
Distribution:Colombia South America