Monographs Details: Arrabidaea
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1978. The botany of the Guayana Highland--part X. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 29: 1-288.
Scientific Name:Arrabidaea
Discussion:3. Arrabidaea de Candolle, Rev. Bign. (Bibl. Univ. Geneve) 10. 1838. Type. A. re go (Veil.) DC. Chasmia Schott ex Spreng., Syst. Cur. Post. 409. 1827, nom nud. Pentelesia RaL, Sylv. Tell. 48. 1838. Type. P discolor Raf. =A. Carichanensis (H.B.K.) Bur. & K. Schum. Vasconcellia Mart., Flora 24(2): Beibl. 12. 1841, nom nud. Cremastus Miers, Proc. Roy. Hort. Soc. 3: 187. 1863. Lectotype. C. glutinosa (DC.) Miers =A. leucopogon (Cham.) Sandw. Panterpa Miers, Proc. Roy. Hort. Soc. 3: 196. 1863. Type. P. leucopogon (Cham.) Miers =A. leucopogon (Cham.) Sandw. Petastoma Miers, Proc. Roy. Hort. Soc. 3: 194. 1863. Type. P. samydoides (Cham.) Miers =A. samydoides (Cham.) Sandw. Paramansoa Baill., Hist. PI. 10: 27. 1888. Type. P grosourdyana Baill. =A. grosourdyana (Baill.) Sandw. Scobinaria Seib., Carnegie Inst. Washington Publ. 527: 408. 1940. Type. S. verrucosa (Standi.) Seib. =A. verrucosa (Standi.) A. Gentry. A large rather heterogeneous genus generally characterized by compressed hnear fruits, magenta flowers with cupular 5-denticulate or bilabiate calyces and pubescent corollas, simple tendrils, and the usual presence of interpetiolar glandular fields. It occurs through most of Tropical America with 5 species reported in the Guayana Highland.