Monographs Details: Faramea multiflora var. amazonica (Müll.Arg.) Steyerm.
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 Peru, Colombia, and Brazil. PERU. Loreto: Balsapucrto, alt 220 m, Klug 2916; Fortaleza, near Yurimaguas, Klug 2783; La Victoria on the Amazon River, Williams 2710, 2766; along Rio Itaya, Williams 2314; Maynas, silvae de Yurimaguas, Dec 1836, Poeppig 2067B (isotype of Faramea amazonica at NY, fragment at F) ; San Antonio, on Rio Itaya, Killip & Smith 29336; San Martin: Chazuta, Rio Huallaga, alt about 260 m, Klug 3968; prope Tarapoto, 1855-6, Spruce 4946. COLOMBIA: Vaupes: Mitu, Cano Parana-Midi, alt 200 m, Cuatrecasas 7279; Amazonas -Vaupes: Rio Apaporis, highland entre el Rio Pacoa y el Rio Kananari, Soratama, alt ca 250 m, Schultes & Cabrera 12795, 13214; Amazonas: Trapecio amazonico, Amazon River, Leticia, alt about 100 m, Schultes 8231; Putumayo: Selva higrofila del Rio San Miguel, en el afluente izquierda Quebrada de la Hormiga, alt 290 m, Cuatrecasas 11104; Caqueta: Rio Dedo, Uribe s.n.BRAZIL. Amazonas: Varzea land near mouth of Rio Embira (tributary of Rio Tarauaca), basin of Rio Jurua, lat 7°30'S, long 70°15'W, Krukoff 4648; Tabatinga, terra firme, Ducke 1584

Discussion:

Faramea amazonica Mull.-Arg., Flora 58: 470. 1875.

Faramea maynensis auct. in part non Spruce cx Benth. & Hook.: Standley Field Mus Publ. Bot . (FI. Peru) 13: 141. 1936.

Type. “In regione superiore fluminis Amazoniun", Poeppig 2067B.

This was originally characterized by Muller-Argoviensis as having the corolla- lobes exceeding the tube, together with “antherae dorso ad 1/6 affixae”, and in Martius Flora Brasiliensis (6(5): 118. 1881) was further elaborated with the description of the corolla-lobes and anthers as “lobis tubum circ. quarta parte superantibus inapertis alabastrum subellipsoideum tubo 3-plo latius formantibus, tubo paullo infra medium staminigero; antheris 6-plo longioribus quam latis acutis sed muticis dorso ad 1/6 longitudinis fixis.” Nevertheless, an examination of an isotype collection of Poeppig 2067B at NY does not bear out this descrip­tion, since the measurements found on the Poeppig specimen show the corolla 13-14 mm long, the tube 6 mm long, and the lobes 6 mm long; the anthers on this specimen attain or nearly attain the orifice and are included with the fila­ments inserted 2-2.5 mm above the base of the corolla-tube or about 1/3 way up the tube. The inflorescence is without a peduncle on the NY isotype specimen. A photograph of the Poeppig specimen from B at F also bears out the relative proportions of corolla-tube to corolla-lobe measurements.

The specimen, Spruce 4946, shows the same relative measurements and pro­portions between corolla-tube and corolla-lobes as does the Poeppig 2067B material, having a corolla 15-16 mm long, the tube 7.5-8 mm long, and the lobes 7-7.5 mm long, the lobes therefore about equal in length to that of the tube of the corolla. Spruce 4946 has been interpreted by some authors as the basis for Faramea maynensis Spruce ex Benth. & Hook, with an epedunculate inflorescence, but actually Bang 2016 from Bolivia is the specimen upon which F maynensis was based.

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