Monographs Details: Satyria
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1978. The botany of the Guayana Highland--part X. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 29: 1-288.
Family:Ericaceae
Scientific Name:Satyria
Discussion:The genus Satyria contains about 25 species which range from southern Mexico, south to northern Bohvia, and east to French Guiana. The genus has its greatest concentration of species (11) in Colombia. Three species have been reported from Guayana. Satyria is without close relatives although in some species pollen morphology resembles that of Notopora and Orthaea. A. C. Smith (1932) placed Satyria with Cavendishia and its alhes, although he mentioned that this was "perhaps inadvisable" in view of the distinctiveness of the genera involved. Stevens (1974) has suggested a relationship between Satyria and the Old World genus Dimorphanthera. This relationship, however, is probably more apparent than real.