Monographs Details: Schefflera morototoni (Aubl.) Maguire, Steyerm. & Frodin
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1984. The Botany of the Guyana Highland - Part XII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 38: 1-84.
Family:Araliaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Widespread in low altitude forests, Guyana, the Guianas, and theA m a z o n Basin. VENEZUELA . Estado Bolivar: tree 8-12 m , Chinese Slide, Cerro Bolivar, 300-400 m alt, 24 Oct 1953, Maguire, Wurdack & Bunting 35966 (NY, E N ) ; C e n o Marimarota, 100-250 m alt, 26 Jari 1956, Wurdack & Monachino 41384 (NY, V E N ) . Territorio Amazonas: tree 5 m high, in mixed forest, slopes above lower escarpment, Caiio Grande, Cerro Sipapo, 4500 ft alt, 21 Jan 1949, Maguire & Politi 28528 ( N Y , V E N ) ; arbol 9 m , Caiio T a m a - T a m a , Rio Orinoco, 150 m alt, 12 Sep 1954, /. S. Level 142 ( N Y , V E N ) . B R A Z I L . Tree 10 m high,' leaves glossy green above, inflorescence many-rayed, terminal, occasional, Vista Geral, Rio Cotinga, 720 m alt, Tenitorio Rio Branco [Roraima], 11 Dec 1954, Maguire & Maguire 40220 (NY); tree ca 20 m tall, 30 c m diam, stilt roots to 1 m high, fruit gray-green, in forest ca 1 k m S of m o u t h of Riv. Yaroupi, common, Rio Oiapoque, A m a p a , French Guiana, 24 Sep 1960, Irwin, Pires & Westra 48459 (NY); tree 7 m tall, 15 c m diam, fruit green, Cachoeira Mucuru, ca 140 m elev, occasional, Rio Jari, A m a p a , Brazil, 19 A u g 1961, Egler & Irwin 46541 (NY); road Manaus-Caracarai, K m . 10, forest on terra firma, treelet 6 m tall, flowers green, Amazonas, 21 M a r 1967, Prance, Pena, Forero & R a m o s 4700 (NY).

Discussion:

Panax morototoni Aubl., Pl. Guian. 2: 949. 1775.

Panax undulata Aubl., Pl. Guian. 2: t. 360 (only). 1775.

Didymopanax morototoni (Aubl.) Decne. & Planch., Rev. Hort. IV. 3: 109. 1854

Type. Not known to us.

Extraordinarily, the combination with Schefflera of the early Aublet species morototoni appears not to have been previously made. Aublet indicates the name as of vernacular origin.

Distribution:Guyana South America| Venezuela South America|