Monographs Details: Malanea obovata Hochr.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1965. The Botany of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 12 (3): 1-285.
Family:Rubiaceae
Scientific Name:Malanea obovata Hochr.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. BRITISH GUIANA. Upper Mazaruni river, long, about 60° 10' W , 22 Sep-6 Oct 1922, De La Cruz 2277; Membaru Creek, Upper Mazaruni river, 14 Feb 1939, Pinkus 218; Potaro River below Tukeit, base of Kaieteur escarpment, Maguire d; Fanshawe 23500; Roraima, Schomburgk 1002 (holotype).

Discussion:M. angustifolia Bartl. in Sehomb. Fauna & Fl. Brit. Guian. 947. 1848, nomen nudum. M. roraimensis Wernh. Jour. Bot. 50: 243. 1912, type: Eoraima, 1842-43, Schomburgk Sandwith (Kew Bull. 1948: 260. 1948) has already noted that M. roraimensis Wernh. is a synonym of ML. obovata Hochr., both names being based upon the same specimen of Schomburgk 1002. In the case of M. roraimensis two different specimens were cited, Schomburgk 1002 having been cited first and Schomburgk 159 (299) following in order. The name M. angustifolia Bartl. is a nomen nudum, merely stating "An den Ufern des Demerara. Bliiht im Abril. Windender Strauch." Malanea obovata is the first legitimately published name with description, antedating by two years the publication of Wernham.
Distribution:Guyana South America|