Monographs Details: Satyria panurensis (Benth. ex Meisn.) Benth. & Hook.f. ex Nied.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1978. The botany of the Guayana Highland--part X. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 29: 1-288.
Family:Ericaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. COLOMBIA. Meta: Reserva Nacional de la Macarena, Pico Renjiío, 1300-1780 m alt, 23 Mar 1957, Idrobo 2452; Cordillera La Macarena, extreme northwest, Renjiío, 1300-1900 m alt, 6-20 Jan 1951, Idrobo & Schultes 1165; Vaupes: Monfort, 30 Nov 1952, Castaneda 3852; Mitú, mouth Rio Vaupes, 200 m alt, 16 Sep 1939, Cuatrecasas 6783; Rio Piraparana lower course, 9 Mar 1952, Schultes & Cabrera 15912. VENEZUELA. Edo. Bolivar: Chimanta Massif, lower southwest-facing forested slopes of Chimanta-tepui (Torono-tepuí), at extreme southern end on north side of Río Tirica, 1000 m alt, 14 May 1953, Steyermark 75350; trail from Base Camp to Bluff Camp, western slopes of Chimantatepui (Torono-tepuí), 1100-1700 m alt, 30-31 May 1953, Steyermark 75612; Agparaman-tepui, forested middle slopes near Río Tirica, 1365 m alt, 5 Mar 1955, Steyermark & Wurdack 1253; base of Cerro Uei, km 110-114 S of El Dorado, 800-900 m alt, 17 Mar 1974, Gentry et al 10626; Apacara-tepui, rich forested steep west-facing slopes below Camp 3,1110-1200 m alt, 18 Apr 1953, Steyermark 75121; Alto Río Cuyuni, cumbre of L a Escalera, 1000 m alt, 20-21 Aug 1962, Maguire et al 46861; Alto Rio Cuyuni, Cordillera Epicara, Cerro Piton, frequent between Salto Piton and Quebrada Franela, 400 m alt, 9-11 Sep 1962, Maguire et al 53689; Alto Paragua, 500-510 m alt, 1 Jan 1962, Steyermark 90496. Territorio Amazonas: along Río Yatua above mouth of Río Yaciba, 100-140 m alt, 4 Dec 1953, Maguire et al 36513; Rio Cunucunuma-Rio Orinoco, Pecura Island, 27 Dec 1950, Maguire et al 30438; Cerro Duida, forest at base of southeastern slopes along Caño Negro, 260 m alt, 28-29 Aug 1944, Steyermark 58094. GUYANA. Graimalodie, 16 Jul 1957, Forest Department of British Guiana No. 5; basin of Essequibo River, near mouth of Onoro Creek, 15-24 Dec 1937, A. C. Smith 2673, 2798; Kaieteur Plateau, forest along trail from Plane-landing to Kaieteur Falls, 1400 ft alt, 27 Feb 1962, Cowan & Soderstrom 1989; forest along Potaro River, ca 3 mi above Kaieteur Falls, 1400 ft alt, 9 Mar 1962, Cowan & Soderstrom 2085; Upper Mazaruni River Basin, Merume Mountains, second fahs of Partang River about 12 mi above mouth, 580 m alt, 23 Jun 1960, Tillett et al 43910; Mt. Ayanganna, NE side, 800-900 m alt, 1 Aug 1960, Tillett et al 44978; Pakaraima Mountains, Kamarang River-Wenamu Trail, Samwarakna Creek, 1100 m alt, 11 Nov 1951, Maguire & Fanshawe 32573. BRAZIL. Territory of Roraima: Serra dos Surucucus, by stream in savanna plateau, 1800 m alt, 14 Feb 1969, Prance et al 9917; Manaus and vicinity, road from Manaus to Caracarai, km 12, 14 Nov 1966, Prance et al 3109.

Discussion:Satyria panurensis is a very widespread species in northern South America. In the region of Guayana it is most common along the border of the Guayana-Amazonia geophysical provinces and in the eastern Andean foothills along the border of the Andea-Guayana provinces. Within this area the ranges of S. panurensis and S. carnosiflora overlap, and the species are often confused. Satyria panurensis differs from S. carnosiflora, however, in its puberulent corollas and elongate racemes. This is in contrast to the glabrous corollas and very short (to 1 cm) racemes (or flowers often cauliflorous) of S. carnosiflora. The leaves of S. panurensis are also lanceolate or narrowly ovate and are thinly coriaceous, while those of S. carnosiflora are broadly ovate and extremely thick coriaceous.
Distribution:Colombia South America| Venezuela South America| Guyana South America| Brazil South America|