Monographs Details: Endlicheria pyriformis (Nees) Mez
Authority: Maguire, Bassett & Wurdack, John J. 1964. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part V. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 10: 1-278.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. Shrub or tree of varying height, occurring in forests along streams in French and Dutch Guiana, and reported from the Amazon Basin as far west as Peru. SURINAME. On ferrite-laterite. Line A, forested east slopes of Plateau B, Nassau Mountains, Marowijne River, Maguire 40775 (fr. NY), 40790 (fr. NY).
Cryptocarya pyriformis Nees, Syst. Laurin. 220. 1836.
Type. Guiana gallica, Poiteau  (isotype, fr. NY).
A species conspicuous for the usually yellowish-green branchlets and petioles, and leaf-blades that are chartaceous and very nearly concolorous, with coarse, yellowish venation. The black (in the dried state) fruit is ellipsoid, 25 X 14 mm, enclosed one-fourth to one-third its length in a pateriform, subhemispherical, red (according to the collector) cupule, with somewhat undulate margin, borne on an expanded, obconical pedicel about 15 mm in length.
Distribution:French Guiana South America
| Guyana South America
| Peru South America
| Suriname South America