Monographs Details: Endlicheria macrophylla (Meisn.) 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
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. Tree to 15 m, occurring chiefly along the Amazon River and its tributaries, reported from the vicinity of Rio de Janeiro and possibly occurring in savannas in the sandstone area along the Rio Orinoco in Amazonas, Venezuela. VENEZUELA. Amazonas: in Savanna No. 3, northeast base of Cerro Yapacana, Rio Orinoco, Maguire, Cowan dc Wurdack 30601 (fr. NY).

Discussion:

Ampelodaphne macrophylla Meissner in DC. Prodr. 15: 81. 1864.

Type. In vicinibus Barra, Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil, Apr 1851, Spruce 1453 (isotype [male] fl., fr. NY); Riedel 1411 (isotype, fr. NY).

The specimen cited above bears infructescences with fruits obviously attacked by galls. In all probability it belongs with this species, for it displays the variable characteristics of the leaves of the type specimens, and the fruit-cupules, although borne on slightly longer pedicels, are similar.

Distribution:Venezuela South America|