Monographs Details: Coutoubea spicata Aubl.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1989. The Botany of the Guayana Highland- Part XIII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. XIII: 1-127.
Family:Gentianaceae
Scientific Name:Coutoubea spicata Aubl.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Widely distributed in savannas from Mexico and Central America to the West Indies, and in South America from Colombia and Venezuela to Bahia and Rondonia, Brazil; not c o m m o n in Guayana. GUYANA. Upper Mazamni River, 3 ft high, flowers white, 22 Sep-6 Oct 1922, de la Cruz 2336 (NY). BRAZIL. TERRITORIO DO RORAIMA: Along river Limao, 8 Oct 1927, Tate 143 (NY); Serra Tepequem, frequent in savanna, annual with white flowers, 700- 800 m, 2 Dec 1954, Maguire & Maguire 40143 (NY).

Discussion:

Type. French Guiana. P-R 3: 114 (Howard, 1983); not seen by us.

Specimens examined. VENEZUELA, territorio amazonas: Sabana Esmeralda, riverside grasslands, 325 ft elev., 18 Oct 1928, Tate 237 (NY), bolivar: Savanna SE of La Queina, Vergarena, 420 m elev., 22 Oct 1954, Wurdack & Guppy 161 (NY, VEN); sabanas alrededores de Ciudad Piar, 350 m elev., Apr 1954, Aristeguieta 2254 (NY, VEN).