Monographs Details: Henriquezia nitida Spruce ex Benth. var. nitida
Authority: Maguire, Bassett & Wurdack, John J. 1964. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part V. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 10: 1-278.
Family:Rubiaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution: Rio Atabapo in Colombia, extreme Western part of Territorio Federal Amazonas (Rio Atabapo, Rio Pacimoni, and Rio Temi), Venezuela, and Rio Vaupes, state of Amazonas, Brazil. COLOMBIA. Drowned river margin of Rio Atabapo, just above Cacagual; tree 6-10 m; leaves 3-whorled; corolla white flushed with pink, the tube within pink spotted with orange beard on one side; alt. 130 m ; frequent; 19 Nov 1953, Maguire, Wurdack, & Bunting 36268 (NY). VENEZUELA. Amazonas: Yavita, Alto Orinoco; entre palmeras en las sabanetas; arbol de 6 m de altura con copa abierta; tronco 25 cm de diametro; madera dura, no es facil de cortar; fruta de color castaño, moteado, comprimido; exuda; alt. 128 m; 29 Marzo 1942, L. Williams 14076 (F, V E N, US); 15 km above San Fernando de Atabapo; frequent on sandy banks; small or medium-sized tree; alt. 100 m; 17 Oct 1950, Maguire 29261 (NY); along Rio Temi below Yavita; frequent in caatinga; 20 Oct 1950, Maguire 29322 (NY) ; Rio Pacimoni 50 km above mouth; tree 40 m high, 50 cm diam; leaves in 4's; corolla flushed pink, orange-spotted and striped within; alt. 100-140 m ; 27 Nov 1953, Maguire, Wurdack, dc Bunting 36640 (NY); ad flumina Casiquiari, Vasiva et Pacimoni, 1853-54, R. Spruce 3690 (isotype NY, Photo NY, Photo of Berlin sheet F, NY, fragment of isotype F) ; "Plantae Yavitensis Nov 1845," ex herb. Vargasii (US). BRAZIL: Amazonas: basin of Rio Negro, Rio Vaupes; tree 20 ft high; caatinga; 11 May 1942, Krukoff 12573/ 297 (F).

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Fig. 72, H-J.

Henriquezia nitida Spruce ex Benth. Trans. Linn. Soc. 22: 297. 1859.

Distribution:Colombia South America| Venezuela South America| Brazil South America|