Monographs Details: Malanea macrophylla Griseb. ex Bartl. var. macrophylla f. macrophylla
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1965. The Botany of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 12 (3): 1-285.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. Upland forest, Estado Bolivar in Altiplanicie de Nuria of Venezuela, British Guiana, and Territorio Amapa and Estado Amazonas, Brazil.
Discussion:The typical variation of 31. macrophylla comes from northwestern British Guiana between the Barama and Pomeroon rivers near the coastal area at a low elevation (banks of the Morocco river). Since collections in British Guiana from this general region (Pomeroon and Aruka rivers) have the leaves with the lower surface covered by a dense close tomentum nearly hiding the surface, this type of variation is here considered to apply to the type collection. The less pubescent variation, with spare to abundant strigillose appressed hairs not hiding the tomentum, applies to the more widespread var. macrophylla f. bahiensis.
Distribution:Guyana South America
| Venezuela South America
| Brazil South America