Monographs Details: Cnidoscolus urens (L.) Arthur
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1967. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part VII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 17: 1-439.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Neotropics from Brazil through West Indies and Central America to Virginia. VENEZUELA. Bolivar: Ciudad Bolivar, alt 35 m, 4-25 Nov 1929, 8-11 Jun 1931, Holt & Gehriger 25, 856 (NY); east slopes of Cerro Pijiguao, about 70 km from mouth of Suapure, alt 110-520 m, 19 Jan 1956, Wurdack & Monachino 41291 (sterile NY); upper part of west-facing wooded slopes, E of Miamo, Altiplanicie de Nuria, alt 300-500 m, 8 Jan 1961, Steyermark 88218-A (NY) BRITISH GUIANA. Northwestern slopes of Kanuku Mts., in drainage of Moku-moku Creek (Takutu tributary), dense forest, alt 150-400 m, 31 Nov-16 Apr 1938, A. C. Smith 3391 (NY); Denobar wan. dry exposed rock, alt ±300 ft, 1 Nov 1957, C. D. K. Cook 73 (NY). SURINAME. Granitic plateau near Km 8 in line from Paka paka (Saramaca River) to Ebleatop (v. Asch v. Wijck-Range) base of south-facing slope on humose spot, 20 Dec 1951, Florschutz 1605 (NY). FRENCH GUIANA. Vicinity of Cayenne, 22 May 1921, Broadway 248 (NY).


Type. “Habitat in Brasilia” (Linnaeus), not seen.

Distribution:West Indies| Central America| Venezuela South America| Guyana South America| Suriname South America| French Guiana South America|