Monographs Details: Irlbachia elegans Mart.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1978. The botany of the Guayana Highland--part XI. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 32: 1-391.
Family:Gentianaceae
Scientific Name:Irlbachia elegans Mart.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. I have not seen the Martius specimens. Collections made byPrance in the region of Manaus are referred here. BRAZIL. Amazonas: corolla pure white, moist sandy soil (Falls of Taruma, 25 m, 17 Oct 1929, Manaus, Killip & Smith 30165 (NY, US); herb 15 cm tall, corolla white, forest on terra firma, Km 202 near Rio Urubu, 19 Dec 1966, Prance et al 3721 (NY); corolla pale lilac, stamens and stigmas white, on white sand, secondary campina, Manaus-Itacoatiara Rd, Km 202, 29 May 1968, Prance et al 4866 (NY).

Discussion:1. Irlbachia elegans Martius, Nov. Gen. Sp. 2: 20. Jun-Jul 1821 (1826). Fig 80E, F. ? Pagaea poeppigii Grisebach, DC. Prodr. 9: 71. 1845. Type. "In pratis silvaticis udiusculis prov. Alto Amazonas prope Ege [Tefe] oppidum: M[artius]."
Distribution:Brazil South America|