Monographs Details: Abuta
Authority: Barneby, Rupert C. & Krukoff, Boris A. 1971. Supplementary notes on American Menispermaceae. VIII. A generic survey of the American Tricilisisae and Anomospermeae. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 22: 1-89.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - BRAZIL. Amazonas: basin of Rio Negro, Maturaca on Rio Cauaburi, R. E. Schultes 24577 (INPA).
Related to A. pahni, A. splendida, and A. rufescens.
The specimen consists of a single enormous leaf, the suborbieular blade 34 cm
diam, borne on a densely silky-tomentose-pilosulous petiole nearly as long. The upper
face of the chartaceous blade is oUvaceous, dull, with shallowly impressed secondary
and tertiary venation, glabrous except along the major nerves; the lower face is of a
striking golden-green color when dry, elaborately net-veined, thinly setulose along the
veins but glabrous between them. The ultimate reticulation of areoles ±0.1 m m diam
is seen from above as a faintly raised mesh, below as sharply raised but not forming
Presumably undescribed, but inflorescences needed.
Distribution:Brazil South America