Monographs Details: Senefeldera inclinata Müll.Arg.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1965. The Botany of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 12 (3): 1-285.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. This tree, 10-12 m high, is known from two limited areas, one on the Upper Orinoco (Casiquiare, Yavita and Tama-Tama areas of Venezuela), the other Leticia in Amazonian Colombia. VENEZUELA. Amazonas: Yavita, Rio Temik, alt. 127 m, 3 Apr 1942, Williams 14956 ([male][female] fl. fr. US, A, F); secondary jungle of Tama-Tama, alt. 121 m, 4 M a y 1942, Williams 15144 (fr. F), 12 June 1942, Williams 15840 (fr. F, US). COLOMBIA. Amazonas: Leticia, 16 Aug 1946, Schultes d: Black 46-4 ([male][female] fl. US).
Discussion:S. multiflora var. e acutifolia Miill. Arg. in DC. Prodr. 15, 2: 1154. 1866, pro parte specimine Spruceano pertinens.
Vernacular Name. Palo de Perro de Agua (Tama-Tama).
Although both flowers and fruit of this species are known, they come from different collections and their correlation is not always certain. There is only one complete collection (Williams 14958) with both [male] and [female] flowers and fruit and seed available. The type consists of a fruiting specimen and a very poor juvenile inflorescence with [male] flowers. The Tama-Tama collection has only fruit, the Leticia collection only [male] flowers but no well developed fruit. Under these circumstances some doubt remains as to the correctness of circumscription of the species.
All four collections agree in vegetative aspects. The leaves are lanceolate, coriaceous, eglandulate at the base of both surfaces. The blade varies from 14 to 23 cm in length, and 4.5 to 8.5 in width. Petiole is long, 2-6 cm. All are shiny except the latter.
Müller Arg. originally (1866) confused this species with his S. multiflora var. acutifolia, but later (1874) recognized it as distinct.
Distribution:Venezuela South America
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