Monographs Details: Mabea piriri 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 piriri Aubl.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - This beautiful tree up to 15 m tall follows the rivers in the Guianas, and in Delta Amacuro and Bolivar, Venezuela, at low altitudes up to 470 m, rarely 700 m. SURINAME. No specific locality, Hostmann 409; Sectie O, Arbor no. 521, Collector? 4122; Nassau Mts., in forest near 1cm 3.7, Lanjouw & Lindeman 2438; headwaters of Mapane River, about 150 miles S of Paramaribo, Guppy & Lindeman s.n. BRITISH GUIANA. Barima River, Jenman 6999; Mazaruni River, Jenman 5364 (US, NY); between Demerara and Berbice rivers, lat 5°50'N, De La Cruz 1651 (US); Kaieteur Falls, Potaro River, De La Cruz 4391 (US, NY); Mabaruma Compound, Archer 2289 (US) ; Wismar, Persaud 51; Essequibo River, Moraballi Creek near Bartica, Sandwith 464; Siba Creek, FD 3419, F 683; Mazaruni Station, FD 3440, F 704; Wabuwak, Kanuku Mts., alt 2000 ft, FD 5856, WB 442; Mokomolco Creek, Talcutu River, FD 5933, WB 534; Alcapai, Kamarang River, alt 470 m, Tillctt & Tillett 46686; Ireng River, between Waipa and Sand Hill Rapids, Maguire, Maguire & Wilson-Browne 46243. VENEZUELA. Bolivar: Raudal Guaiquinima, Rio Paragua, Cardona 470, 485 (US); Rio Tonoro, Alto Rio Paragua, Cardona 910 (US); slender riverine tree, flowers greenish-yellow, occasional, Base Camp, Raudal Guaiquinima, alt 200 m, Maguire 33132; Temblador, Aledio Caura, Williams 11568, 11688 (US); rainforest in valley lowland along Rio Ayaiche, between Puerto Lema and base of Sierra, cabeceras de Rio Chicanan, 80 km al suroeste de El Dorado, lat 6°5'N, long 62°W, alt 300 m, Steyermark 89479; Delta Amacuro: Aserradero El Alorro, Atabuina, Cano Aratura, pica de 750 m hacia Oeste a pie de la Sierra de Imataca, Bernardi & Buza 7517, 317 BU; El Palmar-Raudal trail, Upper Rio Toro drainage, Wurdack & Monachino 39610, 39665 (NY, US); bosque pluvial este de Rio Grande, 33 km Este-Noreste de El Palmar, cerca de los limites del Estado Bolivar, Steyermark 93074.

Discussion:

M. piriri var genuina Mull.-Arg. in DC., Prodr. 15(2): 1150. 1866 ex parte.

M. surinamensis Klotzsch in Schomburgk, Reise Brit. Guiana 3: 1185. 1848 (nomen).

Type. “Dans Pile de Caienne’' (Aubl.), photo (NY).

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