Monographs Details: Chomelia malaneoides Müll.Arg.
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 - Upper Orinoco drainage of Amazonas. Venezuela, and Amazonian Peru and Bolivia, at elevations of 100-200 m. VENEZUELA. Amazonas: Esmeralda, Williams 15487; Tamatama, upper Orinoco, Williams 15109; ad flumina Casiquiari, Yasiva, et Pacimoni, Spruce 8817 (type of Chomelia malaneoides), near mouth of Rio Siapa, Maguire & Wurdack 84847 PERU. Loreto: Gamitanacocha, Rio Mazan. Schunke 139; Timbuchion Rio Nanay, 26 Jun 1929, L. Williams 991 (type of C unguis-cati). BOLIVIA. Junction of the rivers Beni and Madre de Dios, Rusby 1878

Discussion:

Anisomeris malaneoides (Mull.-Arg.) Standley, Field Mus. Publ. Bot. 8 : 361. 1931.

Chomelia unguis-cati Standley. Field Mus. Publ. Bot. 8: 172. 1930.

Type. Ad flumina Casiquiari, Vasiva, et Pacimoni, [Amazonas] Venezuela. 1853-1, R. Spruce 3317.

Muller-Argoviensis. and Standley also described the corolla of Chomelia malaneoides as having a total length of 6 mm, but these measurements are taken from specimens in bud only, as exemplified by the specimen. Spruce 3317. Other specimens conspecific with the Spruce collection have fully opened flowers attaining a length of 32-38 mm. The following description, based upon mature corollas, is an emendation of Miiller-Argoviensis's description: Corolla in anthesi 32-38 mm longa, tubo 30-32 mm longo basi 2 mm lato fauce 2 mm lato extus dense strigilloso intus glabro, lobis 4 lanceolato-oblongis apice rotundatis extus dense strigosis intus glabris 5.5 mm longis 1.5 mm latis apice incrassato-cucullatis atque incurvatis, lobis partim imbricatis partim valvatis.

Distribution:Venezuela South America| Peru South America| Bolivia South America|