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.
Family:Lauraceae
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).

Discussion:

Cryptocarya pyriformis Nees, Syst. Laurin. 220. 1836.

Type. Guiana gallica, Poiteau [58] (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|