Monographs Details: Endlicheria cocuirey 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 12 m, besides occurring in the type locality found also in the Solimoes River Basin of Brazil and in the sandstone area of southern Venezuela, along tributaries of Rio Orinoco. VENEZUELA. Amazonas: cupule red, fruit green, along Rio Padamo, about 15 km above mouth, Maguire & Wurdack 34727 (fr. NY); occasional along Rio Orinoco just above Tamatama, Wurdack & Adderley 43647 ([male] fl. NY); en la margen del Casiquiare, Alto Orinoco, Williams 15179 (fr. F, US). BRAZIL. Amazonas: terra firme, Riosinho Juruema, Rio Jutahy, Froes 21022 ([male] fl. F, NY).

Discussion:

Type. Tree 4 m, flowers white, forest riverside, Florida, Rio Putumayo, at mouth of Rio Zubineta, Loreto, Peru, about 180 m, May-Jul 1931, G. King 2253 (isotype, [male] fl.NY).

Vernacular Names. Hioma Cocuir-ey (Huito Indian, King); Laurel Rebalsero (Williams).

A member of the "bracteata" group of endlicherias bearing large, verticillate, obovate, acuminate leaves with subcordate bases, the upper surfaces somewhat shining and reticulate. Maguire & Wurdack 34727 shows a stout, heavily fruited, glabrescent infructescence to 10 cm in length, borne on a peduncle to 20 mm long and 5 mm in diameter. The green, ellipsoid fruits more or less blunt at either end, umbonate at the apex, sharply and conspicuously apiculate, approximately 2 x 1 cm, are subtended by shallow, flaring, stipitate, cyathiform cupules, about 12 mm in diameter and 5-7 mm deep, thin-margined, subsessile, seated on a short, thickened pedicel. This is probably the first fruiting material to be noted for the species.

Distribution:Venezuela South America| Brazil South America|