Monographs Details: Kotchubaea sericantha Standl.
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 - BRAZIL. Amazonas: prope Fonteboa, regionis fluvii Solimoes; silva humosa non inundabile; arbor media; floris albis odoratis; 26 Nov 1927, A . Ducke 22911 (isotype of Kotchubaea speciosa, NY, US, photo of isotype of K. speciosa from P at F; staminate); Manaos, ad urbem; in silva non inundabili loco leviter paludoso; 15 Apr 1932, Ducke 24008 (isotype of Einsteinia speciosa, NY; pistillate); same locality and date, Ducke 24007 (isotype of Einsteinia speciosa, NY; staminate) ; Tefe; arvore pequena de 5 metros; 20 Oct 1948, Pires 1304 (2 sheets, NY); circa cataractum Porteira fluminis Trombetas, Ducke 22921 (RIO); Manaos, loca Pensador; silva non inundabili loco humido; arbor parva; flor. albis odoratis; 4 Dec 1936, Ducke 270A (NY, 2 sheets; staminate); Manaos, loco Cachoeira do Mindii; silva non inundabili leviter paludosa; 14 Apr 1936, Ducke 270 (NY, 2 sheets; pistillate); Manaos, Pensador; silva non inundabili; loco humido; arbor parva; flor. albis odoratis; 4 Dec 1936, Ducke 162 (NY; staminate); Manaos, Cachoeira do Mindii; silva non inundabili aliquanto paludosa; 14 Apr 1936, Ducke 165 (NY; pistillate). PERU. Dept. Loreto: Mishuyaeu, near Iquitos; forest; alt. 100 m; tree 12 m high; flowers white; April 1930, G. Klug 1260 (holotype of Kotchubaea sericantha, F, isotypes, NY, US).

Discussion:

Kotchubaea sericantha Standi. Field Mus. Bot. Ser. 8=^: 355. 1931; Ducke in Arch. Inst. Biol. Veg. 4: 63. 1938.

Kotchubaea speciosa Ducke, Notiz. Bot. Gart. Berl. 11: 478. 1932; Arch. Jard. Bot. Rio de Janeiro 6: 99. 1933.

Einsteinia speciosa Ducke, Ann. Acad. Bras. Sci. 6: 106. pis. 1, S. 1934.

Einsteinia sericantha (Standi.) Ducke, Ann. Acad. Bras. Sci. 7: 181. 1935.

In this species a resinous exudate is commonly developed on the upper part of the branches at the base of the pedicels, petioles, and on the lower part of the leaf-blades. The stipules are exceptionally large in this species. The upper part of the branches are usually granular-puberulent.

Distribution:Brazil South America| Peru South America|