Monographs Details: Caraipa densifolia Mart.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1978. The botany of the Guayana Highland--part X. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 29: 1-288.
Family:Clusiaceae
Scientific Name:Caraipa densifolia Mart.
Discussion:6. Caraipa densifolia Martius, Nov. Gen. Sp. PI. 1: 105,165,f 6-11. 1824; Eyma in Pulle, Fl. Surin. 3(1): 71. 1934. Type. Amazonas, Brazil, C. Ph. v. Martius ( M ). Caraipa fasciculata Camb., Mem. Mus. Paris 16: 417. 1828; Benth., Jour. Linn. Soc. Bot. 5: 62. 1861; Wawra in Mart., Fl. Bras. 12(1): 322, t 66. 1886. Type. ''Herb. Richard;' (P), not traceable. Caraipa variabilis Camb. var a, Mem. Mus. Paris 16: 416. 1828; Wawra in Mart., Fl. Bras. 12(1): 318. 1886. Type. French Guyana, "in ripis fluminis Kourou": L. CI. Richard (P). Caraipa laxiflora Benth., Lond. Jour. Bot. 2: 364. 1843. Type. Guiana. Quitaro River: Rob. Schomburgk 583 (holotype K, isotypes F, G, N Y , P, U, US, W ). Caraipa fasciculata yar laxiflora (Benth.) Wawra, Mart. Fl. Bras. 12(1): 323. 1886. Caraipa laurifolia Spruce ex Choisy, Mem. Soc. Phys. Geneve 14: 166. 1855; Benth., Jour. Linn. Soc. Bot. 5: 62. 1861, nom nud Syntypes. Brazil. Amazonas: R. Spruce 2106 (holotype G, isotypes K, M, NY, P, W); French Guyana: Perrottet 167 (G). Caraipa myrciaefolia Spruce ex Benth., Jour. Linn. Soc. Bot. 5: 62. 1861, nom nud, pro synon. Caraipa excelsa Ducke, Arch. Jard. Bot. Rio de Janeiro 3: 219. 1922; 4: 139. 1925. Syntypes. Brazil. Para: A. Ducke M G 16382 (MG, n v, photo F; isotypes G, P, US); A. Ducke MG 16424 (MG, n v, photo F; isotypes G, P, US); Maranhao: M. Arrojado Lisboa M G 2463 (MG, n V, photo F; isotypes G, RB). ? Caraipa variabilis Camb. var ß, Mem. Mus. Paris 16: 416. 1828. Type. French Guyana, "in ripis fluminis Kourou": L. CI. Richard (P) (see note). ? Caraipa melhemiana Paula, Ciencia e Cultura 22: 373, f 7-11. 1970. Type. Brazil. Amapa: J. M. Pires et al 51190 (INPA, isotypes M, NY) (see note).