Monographs Details: Licaria cayennensis (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 reported heretofore from the Guianas, now known to occur in the adjoining area in Venezuela, northwest of British Guiana. VENEZUELA. Territorio Delta Amacuro: infrequent in forest near Rio Toro, Serrania Imataca, Wurdack & Monachino 39680 (fr. NY). BRITISH GUIANA. Semi-Wallaba, semi-marsh forest on white sand, Makauria Creek, Essequibo River, For. Dept. Brit. Guiana 5367 (F 2579) (fr. NY).

Discussion:

Aydendron ? cayennense Meissner in DC. Prodr. 15: 95. 1864.

Vernacular name. Wabaima silberballi (Brit. Guiana).

Type. Cayenne, French Guiana [Patris 41] (isotype, fr. NY).

The leaves and general habit of the Venezuelan collection are typical of the species. The short, stout infructescences bear immature fruits longer than normally reported and subtended by cupules sparsely covered with rusty warts.

Distribution:Venezuela South America| Guyana South America|