Monographs Details: Mabea taquari Aubl.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1967. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part VII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 17: 1-439.
Family:Euphorbiaceae
Scientific Name:Mabea taquari Aubl.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Tree, sometimes a half-climbing shrub. Guianas and Bolivar of Venezuela. FRENCH GUIANA. Vicinity of Cayenne, savannah, Broadway 327 (NY, US), vicinity of Cayenne, Broadway 816 (NY, US). SURINAME, infrequent, small tree or shrub, petals minute, pink, styles 3, glands black, banks below rapids, Jacob Kondre, Saramacca River headwaters, Maguire 23841 (NY US) • fluv. Marowijne, prope Galibi, Went 415; via secta ab Wia-bank ad Grote Zwie-belzwamp, low spot in forest, shrubby, near km 5.5, Lanjouw & Lindcman 1193, liana, fruit green, sap white, occasional in roadside forest on bauxite, Adjoema Kondre Hill no. 1, Cowan 39001 (NY, US). BRITISH GUIANA. Bartica, Jenman 4663. VENEZUELA. Bolivar: playa arenosa del Salto de Para, medio Caura, Williams 11343 (US); Gran Sabana; orillas de un arroyo afluente de Rio Kukenan, en el hato de la Divina Pastora, Tamayo 2862 (US); Ciudad Bolivar and vicinity, on the Orinoco, Bailey & Bailey 1657 (US); lugares arenosos orillas Rio Alto Caroni, Cardona 2562; sabanas de las faldas del Auyan-tepui, Alto Caioni, alt 800 m, Cardona 2603 (US); Cerro Perro, Alto Rio Paragua, Cardona 735, 747 (US); near mouth of Rio Carapo, Alto Rio Paragua, Cardona 876 (US);wooded slopes bordering savanna de los Chacharos, 4 km upstream on Rio Asa from Raudal Cotua, Steyermark 86787; tree to 6 m high, fruits gray-rusty, latex white, frequent in savanna and rock outcrops 1-3 km E of Rio Orinoco between mouth of Rio Horeda and Cerro Gavilan (Cerro Corichama), alt 100 m, Wurdack & Monachino 39907; tree 6-8 m high, flowers yellow-green, fruit green, occasional, banks of Rio Parguaza 3-6 km below El Carmen (about 50 km above river mouth), alt 110 m, Wurdack & Monachino 40937; shrub to 2 m high, inflorescence viscidulous, flowers pinkish; fruit green to pinkish, latex white, occasional, morichal 2 km E of Rio Orinoco between Rio Horeda and Cerro Gavilan (Cerro Corichama), alt 100 m, Wurdack & Monachino 39937.

Discussion:

M. taquari var genuina Mull.-Arg. in DC., Prodr. 15(2): 1149. 1866.

M. taquari var angustifolia Miill.-Arg. in DC., Prodr. 15(2): 1149. 1866.

Type. “Habitat ad ripam fluvii Comitatus de Gene’’ (Aublet), photo NY.

Distribution:French Guiana South America| Suriname South America| Guyana South America| Venezuela South America|