Monographs Details: Ocotea opifera Mart.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett & Wurdack, John J. 1964. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part V. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 10: 1-278.
Scientific Name:Ocotea opifera Mart.

Type. "Alto Amazonas et Para in sylvis secus flumina Rio Negro et Amazonas, Martius s.n." (syntypes?, fl. fr. M).

Since the original publication is not available, nor either of the syntypes, I have had necessarily to depend on Mez' description and his cited Riedel 1303 (fl. NY), for a concept of the species.

The following numbers bear a resemblance to the species, though they do not entirely agree in every respect: Steyermark dc Wurdack 1249 (y. fr. NY), from Chimanta Massif, and Wurdack & Guppy 69 ([male] fl. NY) from Hato La Vergarena. Possibly there may be a relationship with Ocotea hemsleyana Mez, based on Jenman 878, 897, from "Kaiteur Savannah" British Guiana, neither of which have I seen.