Monographs Details: Coutoubea ramosa 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 ramosa Aubl.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Savannas and marshy places, Colombia and Venezuela to central Brazil. Widespread in Guayana. GUYANA. Mazamni River, Aug 1889, Jenman 5427 (NY); Tumatumari, Potaro River, 18 Jun-8 Jul 1921, Gleason 527 (NY); sandy shore, river tidal flats, Mazaruni Forest Station, 23 May 1944, Maguire & Fanshawe 23576 (K, NY).

Discussion:

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

Specimens examined. VENEZUELA, amazonas: Rio Orinoco, 12-24 Jan 1930, Hoh & Gehriger 231 (NY); playa nr. mouth of Rio Parii, corolla lobe light pink with purple "eye," 19 Feb 1951, Cowan & Wurdack 31563 (NY); corolla light pink, Rio Casiquiare, 150 m elev., 1 Apr 1953, Maguire & Wurdack 34770 (NY, VEN). BOLivAR: Flowers white, purple at base of petals, edge of bumt savanna along Rio Caroni, 400 m elev., 23 Jan 1948, Phelps & Hitchcock 303 (NY); dry riverine woodland, Raudal Ouramia, Rio Paragua, 175 m elev., 16-19 Jan 1952, Maguire 33153 (NY, VEN); morichal vie Ciudad Piar, 300 m elev., 18 Oct 1953, Maguire, Wurdack & Bunting 35848 (NY, VEN); frequent, laja mouth of Rio Pargueni, 100-150 m elev., 10 Dec 1955, Wurdack & Monachino 39766 (NY, VEN); Laguna Los Francos, Ciudad Bolivar, 10-20 m elev., 19 Feb 1967, Koyama & Agostini 7214 (NY, VEN); Kamarata, Gran Sabana, 450 m elev., 22 Feb 1967, Koyama & Agostini 7228 (NY, VEN); Rio Asa, Reserva Forestal La Paragua, Feb 1970, Blanco 692 (NY, VEN).