Monographs Details: Discocarpus Klotzsch
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1967. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part VII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 17: 1-439.
Scientific Name:Discocarpus Klotzsch
Description:Genus Description - Similar to Drypetes with its densely glomerulate cymules, unilocular fruit, and dioecious flowers. It differs from Drypetes in its 3-carpellate capsular fruit, and in its 3-lobed stigmata. The (male) flowers are petaliferous, the filaments are variously connate, and the disk is extrastaminal.

Distribution and Ecology - Easily recognized by the black, fine puncticulation of the lower side of the leaf. Further collections are required to show the taxonomic worth of this character.


Type. D. essequiboensis Klotzch.