Monographs Details: Emmotum fagifolium Ham.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1978. The botany of the Guayana Highland--part X. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 29: 1-288.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - VENEZUELA. Amazonas: Rio Guainia, Maroa, Maguire & Wurdack 36434 (A, NY); Rio Guainia, Pimichin, Maguire et al 41790 (A, NY); Upper Orinoco, San Antonio, LI. Williams 15064 (A). Bolivar: Guayaraca, Steyermark 94196 (A), 94203 (A); North of Serrania Cararuban, SE of Canaima, Agostini 393 (A); Uari, Sta. Elena, Tamayo 3109 (F). GUYANA. Ituni, S of Mackenzie, Cowan 39241 (NY); Pakaraima Mts., Imbaimadai Savannas, Maguire 32157 (A, NY); Upper Mazaruni River, Mouth of Kako River, Pinkus 193 (GH); Upper Mazaruni River, Sagaraimadai Savanna, Maguire & Fanshawe 32631 (A, NY).
Discussion:Specimens have been collected in flower in January, February, April, May, October and November and in fruit in May and October. The fruit maybe the largest known in the genus Emmotum. The mature fruit is depressed, 1.2 cm high and circular in outline, 1.5-2 cm in diameter. The calyx is commonly off-center and the stylar rudiment distinctly eccentric. The fruit is commonly strongly 3-ridged, these radiating from the style and the edge of the fruit is strongly undulate. The holotype of this species is attributed to Hamilton from ''Guyana" but has not been seen.
Distribution:Venezuela South America
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