Monographs Details: Ocotea acutangula (Miq.) Mez
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 or shrub with conspicuously angled branchlets early clothed with cinereous, tomentellous pubescence, which presently disappears, bearing leaves that are elliptic or oblong-elliptic, heavily coriaceous, the margins recurved and subterminal and axillary inflorescences densely pubescent. Described from Bahia, Brazil, and reported from French Guiana and southern Brazil. BRITISH GUIANA. Upper Mazaruni Basin, infrequent in medium high forest, S E ridge of Merume Mountain, S. S. & C. L. Tillett & Boyan 44839 ([female] fl. NY).
Discussion:Nectandra acutangula Miquel, Linnaea 22: 806. 1849.
The number cited above bears leaves generally more oblong and less sharply acuminate; the branchlets are not as sharply nor as conspicuously angled as those of the type. I have seen no other specimen with a pistillate flower, nor any fruiting material. Further collections should clarify this little known species.
Distribution:Guyana South America