Monographs Details: Odontocarya ulei Diels
Authority: Barneby, Rupert C. 1972. New and notable Menispermaceae tribe Tinosporeae. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 22: 137-151.
Family:Menispermaceae
Scientific Name:Odontocarya ulei Diels
Description:Distribution and Ecology - BRAZIL. Acre: disturbed forest on terra firme, k m 242-246 on rd from Abuna to Rio Branco, fr in Jul, Forero, Coelho & Farias 6333 (NY).

Discussion:

The specimens are interpreted as the pistillate sex of O. idei, discovered on the upper Acre in 1911 by Ule, and known hitherto only from the staminate flowering type. Inflorescence [female] arising from leafless branchlets of the second season (not from trunk), including the peduncle 2.5-4 dm long; fruiting pedicels ± 3 mm long; drupe 13-14 mm long, 8-9 mm diam, green when fresh, black when dry, the leathery exocarp and mucilaginous mesocarp cleanly peeling from the endocarp; endocarp ±12 mm long, 8 mm diam, almost smooth and unappendaged except for a narrow appressed wing parallel to the condyle on the ventral side, the condylar aperture closed, linear, with a small pore at distal end.

Distribution:Brazil South America|