Monographs Details: Pithecellobium ferrugineum Benth.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett & Wurdack, John J. 1961. The botany of the Guayana Highland--part IV (2). Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 10: 1-87.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - BRAZIL: Rio Braneo: occasional on open slopes of Serra Sabang, alt. 1370 m; small tree 4-8 m; fls bright red; 16-18 Dec 1955, Maguire & Maguire 40325.
This collection matches quite well a photograph of Schomburgk 994 which in most respects represents this species very well. Both collections have more pairs of pinnae and leaflets than are recorded in the original description. However, in the latter, Bentham considers his material as "only small and imperfect"; furthermore, the leaf difference is easily within the range of variation in number of parts. This is the fir.st report of the species since the type collection and the first report for Brazil.
Distribution:Brazil South America