Monographs Details: Odontocarya wullschlaegelii var. huberi Barneby
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.
Description:Latin Diagnosis - A var. wullschlaegelii flore [male] parvulo, sepalis 1.2-1.6 mm, synandrii columna 0.65-0.8 mm tantum longis.
Variety Description - Apparently as var. wullschlaegelii (but foliage little known) except for the small staminate flower; pedicels up to 1-2.2 mm long; flower [male]: outer sepals 0.4-0.7 mm long, the inner 1.2-1.6 mm long, 0.7-1.1 mm wide; petals up to 0.8-1.1 mm long; synandrium as given in the key.
Discussion:Type. BRAZIL. Pará: Mar Marco, June 29, 1908, fl. [male], Baker 414 (holotype MG; isotype [fragm.] NY).
The holotype of var. huberi is represented at Field Museum by Field Negative 9393. The specimen was photographed as though a type, being annotated as sp. nov. (with manuscript binomial) by Prof. Huber. While agreeing that the plant of the lower Amazon is different from the Odontocarya wullschlaegelii of the Guianas, I interpret it as a geographic variant rather than a distinct species. For this reason I have chosen a new epithet.
Distribution:Brazil South America