Monographs Details: Drypetes variabilis Uittien
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1967. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part VII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 17: 1-439.
Family:Euphorbiaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - BRITISH GUIANA. Kanuku Mt., alt 200-300 m, 4-22 Mar 1938, Smith 3140 (fr.), 3246 (sterile) ; Morabelli Creek, Essequibo River, 22-24 May 1943, Field No F 1310 (fr. only) 1309 (femal fl. fr.). VENEZUELA. Bolivar:3-4 km SE of Los Patos, alt 365 m, 9 Aug 1960, Steyermark 87066; Sierra Imataca, 11 Dec 1960, Steyermark 87886 (both sterile) ; Delta Amacuro: Cerca de los limites del Est. Bolivar, 1 Mar 1964-21 Jan 1965, Berti 123, 201, 489, 491, 628 (all fr. spec, no fl.); Venezuelan-British Guianan frontier, alt 65-80 m, 9 Nov 1960, Steyermark 87416 (fr. spec.); leaf margin slightly crenate. Not a single specimen of Drypetes variabilis with flowers has been seen.

Discussion:

Type. Brownsberg, Baum 1238. Hb. Nr. 6481 (U), Suriname, not seen. Paratype seen, Baum 532, Hb (fr. only) Nr. 510, Suriname.

Distribution:Guyana South America| Venezuela South America|