Monographs Details: Eschweilera pedicellata (Rich.) S.A.Mori
Authority: Mori, S. A. 1987. The Lecythidaceae of a lowland Neotropical Forest: La Fumée mountain, French Guiana. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 44: 1-190.
Family:Lecythidaceae
Discussion:Lecythis pedicellata Richard, Acta Soc. Hist. Nat. (Paris) 1: 111. 1792. Type. French Guiana. Without locality, 1792 (fl), Leblond s.n. (holotype, P, photo NY). This species has most frequently been identified as Eschweilera longipes (Poit.) Miers. In his protologue, Poiteau (1825) provides an exact illustration of the species and therefore there is no doubt that the epithet longipes has been correctly applied to this species. Unfortunately, because of priority, longipes has to be placed in synonymy under the earlier and incompletely described Lecythis pedicellata. I transfer the epithet to Eschweilera because of the 2-locular ovary, completely coiled androecial hood, and well-developed lateral aril of the seed of the species.