Monographs Details: Sagotia racemosa Baill.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1967. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part VII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 17: 1-439.
Family:Euphorbiaceae
Scientific Name:Sagotia racemosa Baill.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - This genus, occurring at altitudes of 300-600 m, is confined to the Guianas, the Hylaea and State of Bolivar, Venezuela. BRITISH GUIANA. Basin of Kuyuwini River (Essequibo tributary), about 150 miles from mouth, dense forest, 21-26 Nov 1937, A.C Smith 2539 (NY); northern slope Akarai Mountains, in drainage of Shodikar Creek (Essequibo tributary), dense forest, alt 300-600 m, 10-20 Jan 1938, A.C. Smith 2905, (NY) ; Morabelli Creek, 14 Oct 39, Fanshawe 278, R.N. 3009 (NY); 100 yards from New River Camp, 5 Oct 52. alt 700 ft, Guppy 375, R.N. 7391 (NY); Mission Kanase Nay, upper Essequibo river, alt 600 ft, 10 Oct 1952, Guppy 438, R.N. 7443 (NY); Mapuera side, lateritic earth, 24 Oct 1952, Guppy 485, R.N 7500 (NY). VENEZUELA. Bolivar: Rio Caroni, Alto Rio Paragua 300 m, Apr 1945, Cardona 1227 (US); orillas del Uaiparu, 500 m, afluente del Ikabaru, Caroni, 27 Oct 1946, Cardona 1908 (US); rich rainforest on lower northwestern slopes of Abacapa-tepui, vicinity of camp 1 along Rio Abacapa, alt 420 m, 30-31 Mar 1953, Steyermark 74731 (NY); region de los rios Ikabaru, Hacho y cordillera sin nombre a 280° de los cabeceras del Rio Hacho, alt 450-850 m, 23 Dec 1955-15 Jan 1956, Bernardi 2855 (NY); Amazonas: Upper Rio Negro Basin, Cocui, 7 Dec 1947, Schultes & Lopez 9254 A (NY). BRAZIL. Amazonas: Rio Negro, Santa Izabel, 10 Nov 1936, Ducke 341 (NY) ; Municipality Sao Paulo de Olivenca near Palmares, 11 Sep-26 Oct 1936, Krukoff 8189 (NY); Para: Distr. Acara, up Rio Acara 6 km on riverbank in forest, alt 35 m, 5 Aug 1931, Mexia 6051 (NY); Belem, 7 km NE of Instituto Agronomico do Norte, near Catu, 24 Sep 1942, Manoel Barbosa da Silva 104 (NY) ; Belem, south woods of I.A.N., 11 Jan 1943, Archer 8146 (NY); Belem, 26 Sep 1944, Ducke 1635 (NY); Belem, Mata do Catu, 15 Dec 1944, Froes 20774 (NY); vicinity of Belem, Sep-Oct 1961, Pires 51947 (NY).

Discussion:

Sagotia tafelbergii Croizat, Bull. Torrey Club. 75: 404. 1948.

Type. “Viget in Guiana gallica ubi olim a Martin lectum (exs. No. 27) iterumque in Surinam a cl. Hostmann (exs. No. 115) repertum (herb. Mus. Paris) Type not seen.

Note: Roots are aromatic and are sold in the market as perfume for baths (Ducke, Archer).

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