Monographs Details: Kotchubaea insignis Fisch.
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. Lowland, non-inundated forest, at low elevations near sea-level, Amazonian Brazil, French Guiana, and British Guiana. FRENCH GUIANA. Without locality or date, Leprieur (?) 397 (photo and fragment of holotype from B at F, photo at NY, staminate flowers); without locality and date, ex herb. Copenhagen, 997 (F, staminate flower); without locality and late, Leblond (F, sterile); without locality, 1845, Melinon (F, NY, US, staminate flowers); Cayenne, without date, M . Martin (F, staminate flowers). BRAZIL. Amazonas: Belem, Utinga; silva non inundabili; pistillate arbor mediocris; floribus albidis demum lutescentibus, odoratis; 27 May 1943, Ducke 1247 (NY, US, pistillate flowers) ; Belem do Para, 9 Aug 1902, R. Sigueira 2838 (US, fruiting) ; Belem do Para, 29 May 1914, Ducke 15332 [US, 2 sheets pistillate flower (US no. 1040636) and fruit (US no. 1040635)] ; Belem do Para, 29 May 1914, Ducke 15331 (F, US, staminate flowers) ; Belem do Para; silva humido ad urbem; arbor media; floribus albidis demum lutescentibus, odoratis; 18 May 1926, Ducke 15540 (US, staminate flowers). Maranhao: Capoeirao, Turyassu; baum 10-20 m; krone grünlichgelb; 16 Oct 1923, E. H. Snethlage 273 (F, pistillate flowers).

Discussion:

Patima ? laxiflora Benth. Jour. Bot. 3: 220. 1841.

The calyx together with the hypanthium in the pistillate flowers is more elongated than in the other species of Kotchubaea and attains a combined length up to 30 mm . In this species, likewise, the long peduncle of the pistillate flowers serves to distinguish this species from other known taxa of the genus. In most cases this peduncle in anthesis is 10-17 mm long, but in Snethlage 273 it attains a length of 30 mm. Except for the Snethlage 273 specimen, in which 3 apparently pistillate flowers terminate the flowering branch, all the other collections examined have a solitary terminal pistillate flower. The staminate and pistillate corollas are exceptional in the genus in having the outside surface of the corollatube glabrous throughout.

Distribution:French Guiana South America| Guyana South America| Brazil South America|