Monographs Details: Galactophora pulchella Woodson
Authority: Maguire, Bassett & Wurdack, John J. 1958. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part III. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 10: 1-156.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - VENEZUELA: Amazonas: Maguire & Wurdack 34481, Alto Rio Orinoco, infrequent in scrub near Yapacana eano laguna, northwest base of Cerro Yapacana, elev. 150 m, March 16, 1953, shrub 0.5-1.5 m, flowers pink. Maguire, Wurdack & Bunting 37595, Rio Pacimoni, rare in savanna on right bank of Rio Pacimoni 50 km above mouth, 100-140 m elev., Feb 7, 1954, shrub 1.5 m, flowers pink. Maguire, IVurdack 4' Bunting 3?6')9, Rio Siapa, Casiquiare, along Caño Hechimoni (8 km above mouth of Rio Siapa), 100-130 m elev., Feb 9, 1954, shrub 2 in, flowers pale pink, the tube outside basally deep rose.
Discussion:The species Avas determined from description and photo of the holotype specimen, Spruce 3718, Caño Pimichin, Amazonas, Venezuela (the citation in the original description is an error). The three collections cited above are all from the phAtogeographical province of the type locality. The corollas are manifestly setose. The proper (infrastaminal) part of the corolla-tube is up to 1.5 cm long. Some of the leaves are narrow, only 1.5 cm wide; while many of the leaves are "abruptly rounded and obscurely cordate," as described, several are somewhat narrowed and acutish at the base.
Distribution:Venezuela South America