Monographs Details: Adenophaedra grandifolia (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 - High altitude shrub, Alt. Roraima and vicinity, also in the Hylaea and near Iquitos, Peru. VENEZUELA. Bolivar: along Karuai river, at base of Sororopan-tepui, W of La Laja, alt 1220 m, 29 Nov 1944, Steyermark 60779 (female fr. NY).

Discussion:

Tragia grandifolia Klotzsch, Lond. Jour. Bot. 2: 46. 1843.

Bernardia grandifolia Mull.-Arg., Linnaea 34: 173. 1865.

Type. Mt. Roraima, Schomburgk 948 (photo of male in NY), Schomburgk 594, quoted by Pax & K. Hoffmann, Pflanzenreich 63: 261.1914, not seen.

A second species, A. megalophylla Mull.-Arg., based on Riedel 219 from Bahia described as having larger antheral glands, and according to Pax also having multiglandular upper surface of leaves and paniculate inflorescence, is probably conspecific with the type species.

Distribution:Venezuela South America| Peru South America|