Monographs Details: Ocotea aciphylla (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. Tree with hermaphrodite flowers, from 10 to 12 m, described from southern Brazil and reported generally from the interior and the upper Amazon, occurring in the Guayana areas of Venezuela and Suriname. VENEZUELA. Bolivar: wooded ridge of fila de La Danta, following the provisional carretera between campamento 125 and km 127 between Luepa and Cerro Venamo, Steyermark & Nilsson 222 (fl. NY).

Discussion:

Oreodaphne acipliylla Nees, Linnaea 8: 43. 1833.

Type. Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sellow, s.n. (syntype? fl. B), 978 (isotype? F).

The greater portion of herbarium material seen was collected in central and southern Brazil. These collections are all characterized by sericeous flowers and lanceolate-acuminate leaves with the blade strongly recurved at the base. Mez described them as '' ovate,'' but this is not true of the above-mentioned material. The type material of Nectanelra regnelli Meissner (isotype, Regnell III. 84, fl. & If. fragm. NY), from Minas Gerais differs by the lack of conspicuous staminodia. For the affinity of the species, see the following, Ocotea costulata.

Distribution:Brazil South America| Guyana South America| Venezuela South America| Suriname South America|