Monographs Details: Licaria canella (Meisn.) Kosterm.
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
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. Tree to 25 m, reported by Kostermans from the Guianas, Trinidad, and Brazil (Rio Negro). BRAZIL. Territorio Amapa: occasional along Rio Oiapoque near Mecro, opposite Clevelandia 3° 48' N 51° 53' W, 3Iaguire, Pires & Maguire 47092 (fl., fr. NY).

Discussion:

Aydendron cayiella Meissner in DC. Prodr. 15: 90. 1864.

Type. Acarouany, French Guiana, Sagot 1190 (isotype, st. NY).

A seemingly widespread species of the lowland tropics characterized by stout, straight branchlets, those of the current year's growth reddish-brown, the older greyish, and by the flat, extremely coriaceous leaves, extending beyond the terminal, densely flowered inflorescences. The species recalls L. cayennensis, also from the Guianas, but the rusty-verrucose fruit cupules, as contrasted with the smooth cupule of the latter, separate the two.

Distribution:Brazil South America| Guyana South America| Trinidad and Tobago South America| Brazil South America|