Monographs Details: Tocoyena foetida Poepp. & Endl.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1965. The Botany of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 12 (3): 1-285.
Family:Rubiaceae
Discussion:This species was reported by Standley (Field Mus. Bot. Ser. 7: 390. 1931) from Venezuela (Gaillard 96 from Puerto Zamuro on the Orinoco) and by Schumann (in Martius, Fl. Bras. 6(6) : 346. 1889) from Venezuela {Spruce 3582 from Maipures). The Gaillard specimen proves to be T. brevifolia Steyermark. I have not seen the Spruce collection, but there is no evidence that T. foetida is found outside of Brazil and Colombia. The following specimens may be referred to T. foetida. BRAZIL. Ad ripas inundatas, Rio Jacurapa afHuente Rio Jea inferiore, Amazonas, Ducke 24377; Ega, Poeppig 2801 (type collection). COLOMBIA. Amazonas: Trapecio amazonico, Loretoyacu River, Schidtes 6721. The Schultes 6724 specimen possesses fruit.