Monographs Details: Kotchubaea urophylla (Standl.) Steyerm.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett & Wurdack, John J. 1964. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part V. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 10: 1-278.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - PERU. Dept. Loreto: Mishuyaeu, near Iquitos; forest; alt. 100 m; Oct-Nov 1929, G. Klug 419 (holotype F, isotypes NY, US).
Amaioua urophylla Standi. Field Mus. Bot. Ser. 8: 354. 1931.
This species is noteworthy in having the staminate flowers capitately clustered on elongated peduncles, 6-merous flowers, densely pubescent calyx and lower surface of the leaf-blades, abruptly long-caudate leaf-blades, and elongate anthers.
The species was originally placed by Standley in the genus Amaioua. However, the stipules, which are free and do not form a conical cap connate into a sheath, as in Amaioua, are persistent and characteristic of the genus Kotchubaea. From all other members of the genus, K. urophylla may be recognized by the 6-merous, capitate, subsessile to sessile flowers.
Distribution:Peru South America