Monographs Details: Sabicea oblongifolia (Miq.) K.Schum.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1967. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part VII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 17: 1-439.
Family:Rubiaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Trinidad, British Guiana, French Guiana, Suriname, and Venezuela. TRINIDAD. Matchepoorie, N. L. & E. G. Britton 2229. BRITISH GUIANA. Robert Schomburgk 901, 2nd collection, Richard Schomburgk 1333; Tiger Creek, Labbakabra Creek, Essequibo River, Sandwith 1173; Komuni Creek, Groete Creek, Essequibo River, Maguire & Fanshawe 22841; Macaseema, Pomeroon River, Becket s.n., Kamwatta, Pomeroon District, De La Cruz 1189; Waini River, Northwest District, lat 8°20'N, long 59°40'W, De La Cruz 3613; Manama River, Northwest District, lat 7°45'N, long 60°15'W, De La Cruz 3964; Kama-kusa, upper Mazaruni River, long about 59°50'W, De La Cruz 4252. SURINAME. Miquel (lectotype K), Focke 1850 (K) Hostmann 40; vicinity km 70, Sectie O, Maguire & Stahel 23610; montibus Nassau, km 0.3, Lanjouw & Lindeman 2094; from 3 km above to 2 km below confluence of Oost Rivier, Wilhelmina Gebergte, Lucie Rivier, 3°20'N, 56°49'W-3°32'N, 56°26'W, Irwin, Prance, Soderstrom & Holmgren 55607. VENEZUELA. Delta Amacuro: between Amacuro and mouth of Deadwater Creek Moat (Agua Muerto), Rio Amacuro, Venezuela-Brit. Guiana frontier, Steyermark 87356. FRENCH GUIANA. Montague du Rorota, rives du grand lac environ de Cayenne, Halle 835; region organabo Mana, Halle 507.

Discussion:

Sabicea glabrescens Benth. var oblongijolia (Miq.) Sandwith, Kew Bull. 1939: 12. 1939. Sabicea velutina Benth. var oblongifolia Miq., Linnaea 18: 615, 735. 1844.

Lectotype. Miquel s.n., Suriname at Kew Herbarium.

As noted above, Wernham confused this taxon with true S. velutina Benth. I have seen the specimens from Kew Herbarium (Focke and Miquel from Suriname, Robert Schomburgk 901, second collection, and Richard Schomburgk 1333 from British Guiana), originally misidentified by Wernham as S. velutina, and later identified by Sandwith as S. glabrescens var oblongifolia.

I have taken the Miquel collection at Kew as the lectotype.

Distribution:Trinidad and Tobago South America| Guyana South America| French Guiana South America| Suriname South America| Venezuela South America|