Monographs Details: Duckea squarrosa (Willd. ex Link) Maguire
Authority: Maguire, Bassett & Wurdack, John J. 1958. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part III. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 10: 1-156.
Family:Rapateaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution: Tnundable or swampy land, Edo. Bolivar and the Upper Orinoco River, Venezuela, and the Rio Icana, affl. Rio Xegro, Amazonas, Brazil.Specimens examined: VENEZUELA: Edo. Bolivar: swampy ground, large savanna, vic. Uriman, alt. 300 m , April 30, 1953, Stei/rrmark 75323. Terr. Amazonas: ad fluv. Orinoco, Humboldt s.n. (liolotype Herb. Willd. 1153, B, photos F, NY, US); spikelet of the type and drawings, Herb Nees (B); sabanitas margen del Rio Temi, Yavita, Jan 30, 1942, Williams 14085 (F, US); locally occasional, reclining sedge-like herb, floodbanks under palm thicket, Rio Temi, at 130 m alt., Oct 18, 1950, Maguire 29276; Yapacana Savanna No. 1, at 120 m alt., Jan 7, 1951, Maguirr, Cowan & Wurdack 30799; bractlets white, squarrose, flowers bright yellow, Yapacana Savanna No. 1, at 120 m alt., March 17, 1953, Maquire & Wurdack 34511; frequent, edge of Yapacana Savanna III, March 17, 1953, Maguire 4- Wurdart 34536; Yapacana Savanna II, at 125 m alt., Nov 20, 1953, Maguire, Wurdart & Bunting 36625B. Brazil. Uacana, Rio Icana, Amazonas, April 4, 1952, Froes 28182 (NY).

Discussion:

Dichromena squarrosa Willd. Herb. Willd. No. 1153.

Dichromena squarrosa Link, Jahrb. 3: 77. 1820.

Rapatea? squarrosa- (Link) Kunth, Enum. PL 3: 367. 1841.

Cephalostemon squarrosus Kornicke, Linnaea 37: 450. 1874.

Type: ad fluv. Orinoco, Humboldi s.u. (B, Herb. Willd. 1153).

Distribution:Venezuela South America| Brazil South America|