Monographs Details: Nectandra pichurim (Kunth) 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 found in regions of Colombia adjoining the type locality, south in Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina, and in the sandstone areas of British Guiana and Bolivar and Amazonas, Venezuela. VENEZUELA. Bolivar: bank of Rio Tonoro, Alt. Rio Paragua, Cardona 820 (fl. NY, US); Amazonas: in light forests, Laguna de la Culebra, near San Carlos, Cojedes, Pittier 7740 (fr. F), 11712 (fr. NY).

Discussion:

Ocotea pichurim H. B. K. Nov. Gen. Sp. 2: 132. 1817.

Type. Crescit in uliginosis iuxta Cailo de Berita, prope Calabozo, Venezuela fructificat Martio, Laurel incolarum, Humboldt (holotype, fl. P).

Nectandra pichurim, based on the Humboldt collection from Calabozo, south of Caracas, Venezuela, is described as bearing fruit of the size and shape of an olive, subtended by a glabrous, coriaceous cupule with entire rim. The hemispheric cupule, actually cyathiform, covers the fruit for about one-third its length, as noted on specimens collected near the area of the type locality and in adjacent Colombia.

Distribution:Venezuela South America| Colombia South America| Peru South America| Bolivia South America| Argentina South America| Guyana South America|