Monographs Details: Eleutherostemon
Authority: Smith, Albert C. 1952. Plants collected in Ecuador by W. H. camp. Vaceiniaceae. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 8 (1): 41-85.
Discussion:A note on this little genus and a discussion of the eight species now known to compose it have recently been published by the writer (Contr. U. S. Nat. Herb. 29: 350-355. 1950). Collections of Eleutherostemon are still rare, and consequently the eight numbers of it obtained by Dr. Camp are very welcome. The only previous records of the genus in Ecuador refer to E. amplectens (Sleumer) A. C. Smith and E. octandrum (Sleumer) A. C. Smith (as Diogenesia octandra Sleumer, Bot. Jahrb. 71: 396. 1941), and it is possible that the latter record is referable to one of the species I describe below as new. Eleutherostemon amplectens is not among Dr. Camp's collections, all of which, in my opinion, represent undescribed species.