Monographs Details: Richeria loranthoides (Klotzsch) Müll.Arg.
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 - A low altitude species, not collected above 400 m. Uriman area, Bolivar, Casiquiari, and Atabapo, Amazonas, Venezuela, upper Rio Negro and Para, Brazil. VENEZUELA. Bolivar: Rio Caroni, Campo de Uriman, alt 380420 m, 7 Sep 1954, Bernardi 1675 NY); Rio Caroni, just below Uriman, alt 393 m, 3 Jan 1955, Steyermark & Wurdack 6, 7 (male NY); Amazonas: Cano Ara-pacua, tributary of Casiquiare, alt 120 m, 6 Apr 1953, Maguire & Wurdack 34881 (fr. NY); margins of Rio Orinoco just below mouth of Rio Atabapo, alt 125-150 m, 4 Jun 1959, Wurdack & Adderley 42795 (male NY). BRAZIL. Amazonas: Rio Negro, Rio Icana, Tunui, 24 Oct 1947, Pires 740 NY); Sao Gabriel, Curucuhy, 27 Dec 1945, Froes 21549 (female NY); 21543 (male NY); Sao Gabriel, Rio Uenuichi, 22 Mar 1942, Froes 811 NY); Para: Belem, mata do Catu, Nov 1944, Froes 19916 NY).

Discussion:

Podocalyx loranthoides Kl., Arcliiv Naturg. 7: 202. 1841; London Jour. Bot. 2: 52. 1843.

Type. Podocalyx loranthoides Kl., Schomburgk 978, not seen. In the original diagnosis Klotzsch quotes Schomburgk 978 as collected in “Br. Guiana.” But according to Miiller-Argoviensis (in DC., Prodr. 15(2): 469. 1866) Schomburgk 978 was collected “In regione circa junctionem Orenoci et Rio Negro.” In NY there is a specimen annotated as: “3348. Podocalyx loranthoides Kl. male Ad flumina Casiquiari, Vasiva et Pacimoni, coll. R. Spruce 1953-4" Which of the two is the real type remains an open question.

Distribution:Venezuela South America| Brazil South America|