Monographs Details: Coussarea brevicaulis K.Krause
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 - Amazonian Brazil, Colombia, and Peru. BRAZIL. Amazonas: Esperanga (ad ostium fluminis Javary), silva non inundabili loco humido, Ducke 1139; varzea land, basin of Rio Jurua, Matupiry, Krukoff 4593; terra firma, lowland, Municipality Sao Paulo de Olivenga, near Palmares, basin of Rio Solimoes, Krukoff 8296, 8473. COLOMBIA. Putumayo: Selva higrofila del Rio Putumayo, Puerto Porvenir, arriba de Puerto Ospina, hacia la Loma, alt 230-250 m, Cuatrecasas 10605; Amazonas: Trapecio Amazonico, Boiauassu River, Schultes & Black 8607; Trapecio Amazonico, Leticia, alt 100 m, Schultes 6155. PERU. Loreto: Balsapuerto (lower Rio Huallaga basin), alt 150-350 m, Killip & Smith 28566, 28649; Soledad, on Rio Itaya, alt ca 100 m, Killip & Smith 29678; Rio Mazan near Iquitos, Williams 8175; between Yurimaguas and Balsapuerto (lower Rio Huallaga basin), alt 135-150 m, Killip & Smith 28080, 28140.

Discussion:

Type. Ad flumen Jurua Miry, Estado Amazonas, Brazil, E. Ule 5671.

This species has been confused with Coussarea longiflora Mull.-Arg., from which it differs in the shorter calyx and hypanthium, with shorter denticulations of the calyx-border, the shorter pedicels, the scarcely developed pedicle 2-6 mm long, the more numerous flowers (5-10) in a cluster, the somewhat more exserted anthers, the somewhat larger corolla, and the somewhat longer fruit.

Distribution:Brazil South America| Colombia South America| Peru South America|