Monographs Details: Mahurea
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1978. The botany of the Guayana Highland--part X. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 29: 1-288.
Scientific Name:Mahurea Aubl.
Description:Genus Description - Shrubs or medium-sized trees. Wood red. Indumentum simple, stellate hairs absent. Leaves spiral, evergreen, pinnate-nerved, the primary nerves connected by numerous subparallel veins, margin entire; petioles grooved; stipules small, lanceolate, caducous. Inflorescences panicles or racemes; bracts and bracteoles lanceolate, the latter attached to the base of the pedicels. Flowers without scent (?), pink; sepals 5, quincuncial; petals contorted; stamens numerous, persisting after anthesis, filaments slender, connate at the base, anthers fixed near the base, versatile, elongate, tetrasporangiate, opening longitudinally, the connective broad and protruded into a cupulate subapical gland; ovary glabrous, ovoid, 3-celled, each cell with two elongate placentas with numerous imbricate ovules; style simple, stigma trilobate. Capsule shortly stipitate, from the top septicidally dehiscent and leaving a subulate columella with thickened placentas; the valves woody, thickened, the septas thin. Seeds numerous, hnear, sawdust-like, the testa at the top and at the base prolonged in a wing; albumen sparing; embryo lateral, linear, terete.

Discussion:Mahurea Aublet, PI. Guiane 1: 558, t 222. 1775; Cambess., Mem. Mus. Paris 16:411. 1828; Wawra in Mart., Fl. Bras. 21(1): 310. 1886; Maguire, Mem. N. Y. Bot. Gard. 23: 154. 1972. Bonnetia Schreber, 1789 (non Neck, nee Mart. & Zucc). Type. Mahurea palustris Aubl.