Monographs Details: Elizabetha leiogyne Ducke
Authority: Maguire, Bassett & Wurdack, John J. 1961. The botany of the Guayana Highland--part IV (2). Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 10: 1-87.
Family:Caesalpiniaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - VENEZUELA: Amazonas: frequent along uppermost Rio Yatua, alt. 100-140 m; tree 15-30 m; calyx pale green, petals white; 25-26 Oct 1957, Maguire, Wurdack & Maguire 41952; locally frequent along stream in slope forest just beyond Camp 2, Cerro de la Neblina, alt. 200 m; tree 25 m; bracts pinkish, petals white, apically pink-tinged; 2 Nov 1957, Maguire, Wurdack & Maguire 41986.

Discussion:

In his review of the genus Ducke (Trop. Woods 37:21. 1934) gives the range of this species as upper Rio Negro region of Amazonas, Brazil, so its presence is not unexpected in the forests of adjacent Venezuela. These are the first collections reported from the latter country.

Distribution:Venezuela South America|