Monographs Details: Styrax guianensis A.DC.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1978. The botany of the Guayana Highland--part X. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 29: 1-288.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. A large leafed, large fruited, riverine shrub or small tree ranging at low altitudes from southern Venezuela and southeastern Colombia to the Amazon Basin of Brazil, southern Bolivia, and eastern Peru. Common in the upper Orinoco-Rio Negro Basins of Guayana.
Discussion:1. Styrax guianensis A. de Candolle, Prodr. 8: 261. 1844, ace Perkins.^10
?Styrax glabrum Swartz,^11 Prodr. Veg. Ind. Occ. 74. 1788, not S. glabrum Cav., Diss. III. 340, t 188J1. 1788.
There is perhaps no more widespread species of American Styrax than S. guianensis, which ranges from Venezuela and eastern Colombia to the southern periphery of the Amazon Basin in Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil. We have attempted in this survey of the Guayanan members without success to recognize geographic infraspecific taxa within the fairly uniform species. Possibly a more detailed analysis using the quality of pubescence may indicate geographic distinctions. The brief review here has, however, demonstrated to my own satisfaction the distinctiveness between the extensive series of lowland plants and the population confined to Tafelberg in Suriname, which was earlier distributed as Styrax guianensis.
Type. "Guyana anglica [Rob.] (Schomburgk n. 965 vel 596 nescio)."
Distribution:Venezuela South America
| Colombia South America
| Brazil South America
| Bolivia South America
| Peru South America
| Guyana South America