Monographs Details: Aiouea benthamiana Mez
Authority: Maguire, Bassett & Wurdack, John J. 1964. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part V. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 10: 1-278.
Family:Lauraceae
Scientific Name:Aiouea benthamiana Mez
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. Tree or shrub growing along the Rio Negro and its tributaries in Brazil and possibly extending into Colombia, with a single collection noted from eastern Brazil in the Amapa region. BRAZIL. Amapa: infrequent in riverine forest on right bank of Rio Amapari, Serra do Navio, Cowan 38596 (fr.NY).

Discussion:

Aiouea brasiliensis y glabriflora Meissner in DC. Prodr. 15M 83. 1864, quoad Spruce 2414.

Type. Prope San Gabriel de Cachoeira, ad Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil, Spruce 2414 (isotype, fl. NY).

The species is distinctive for the very small, delicate, green or yellow flowers borne in dense clusters at the tips of reddish branchlets of much-branched panicles which are frequently longer than the shining, yellow-green leaves, these usually with undulate margins. According to the collector's note on the abovecited specimen, the fruit is ellipsoid, green, borne in a dark red cupule.

Distribution:Colombia South America| Brazil South America|