Monographs Details: Chimarrhis microcarpa Standl. var. microcarpa
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1965. The Botany of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 12 (3): 1-285.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. Trinidad, eastern Venezuela, British Guiana and Suriname.
Discussion:Chimarrhis longistipulata Bremek. Eec. Trav. Bot. Neerl. 31: 260. 1934, type: Kabalebo River prope Avanavero Falls, Suriname, A. Pidle 379 (U).
Standley described the leaves of the type specimen as glabrous, but an examination of them under binocular microscope reveals barbate axils on the lower leaf surface. The var. microcarpa applies to the common variation, originally described from Trinidad, having small capsules 2 mm long and 1.5-2 mm broad, and relatively small compact inflorescences and infructescences. The Surinam C. longistipulata Bremek., based on small-fruited trees with long glabrous stipules can be matched by similar specimens of var. microcarpa having short capsules, stipules elongated to 4 cm or more, and barbate leaf axils.
Distribution:Trinidad and Tobago South America
| Venezuela South America
| Guyana South America
| Suriname South America