Monographs Details: Faramea quadricostata Bremek.
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 - Suriname and British Guiana. SURINAME. Tafelberg (Table Mountain), base north escarpment, mixed high forest, alt 390 m, Maguire 24776, 24843; Coppename river headwaters, low forest between Camps 3 and 4, Maguire 24156; lower south slopes of Juliana Top, 14 km N of Lucie Rider, Wilhelmina Gebergte, 3°36'-3°41'N, 56º30'-56° 34'W, alt 400-600 m, Irwin, Prance, Soderstrom & Holmgren 54664; 2 km S of Juliana Top, 13 km N of Lucie Rivier, Wilhelmina Gebergte, 3°36'-3°41'N, 56°30'-56°34'W, alt. 350 m, Irwin, Prance, Soderstrom & Holmgren 54623; riverine forest 2 km below confluence with Oost Rivier, Wilhelmina Gebergte, 3o20'N, 56°49'W-3°32' N, 56º 26' W, alt 225 m, Maguire, Schulz, Soderstrom & Holmgren 53909. BRITISH GUIANA. Morabukea forest, Takutu Creek to Puruni River, Mazaruni River, Forest Dept. Field No. Fanshawe 2019, 2032.

Discussion:

Type. Nicerie River near Fallawatra, Suriname, Tulleken 455.

At the time of the original description, no flowers were known. The collections made since then, and cited above, afford the following additional data:

Inflorescentia umbellatim simpliciterque 3-flora cyma disposita pedunculata vel epedunculata vel in cymam corymbosam dichotome ramosam congestam 8-14-floram desinente; corolla cylindrico-infundibuliformi 32-35 mm longa, tubo 20-23 mm longo basi 1-1.5 mm lato fauce 2-3 mm lato utrinque glabro, lobis lineari-lanceolatis vel anguste lanceolatis acutis 9.5-14 mm longis 1-2 mm latis utrinque glabris; antheris plerumque inclusis apicibus vix exsertis linearibus apice acutis late triangularibus basi rotundatis 5.5 mm longis, filamentis 1.5 mm longis infra faueem 4.5 mm insertis.

The Suriname and British Guiana specimens were misidentified by Standley as Faramea capillipes Mull.-Arg. Faramea quadricostata obviously differs from F. capillipes in the elongate calyx and hypanthium, much larger corollas, conspicuous tertiary venation of the lower leaf-surface, and conspicuously anastomosing lateral nerves on the lower side of the leaf.

Distribution:Suriname South America| Guyana South America|