Monographs Details: Rapatea saülensis B.M.Boom
Authority: Mori, S. A., et al. 1997. Guide to the vascular plants of central French Guiana: Part 1. Pteridophytes, gymnosperms, and monocotyledons. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 76: 1-422.
Description:Species Description - Herbs. Leaves: sheath linear-lanceolate, ca. 20 X ca. 3 cm;blade at least 50 X 10.5 cm, caudate at apex. Inflorescences heads, subtended by 2 foliaceous green bracts, each to 11 cm long, the scape at least 30 cm long. Flowers: corolla yellow Fruit a 1- or 2-seeded capsule.
Distribution and Ecology - Fl (Feb); growing along streams, rare.