Monographs Details: Odontocarya tripetala Diels
Authority: Barneby, Rupert C. 1972. New and notable Menispermaceae tribe Tinosporeae. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 22: 137-151.
Family:Menispermaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - PANAMA. Darien: 1-4 mi n of Pucro, fl [male] in Jun, Duke 13037 (MO); Rio Paya, fr ("yellow") in Aug, Duke & Kirkbride 14063 (MO); Rio Tuira, between Rios Punusa and Mangle, fr in Oct, Duke 14594 (MO). ECUADOR. Napo-Pastaza: w of Mera, Sep 15, 1933, fl [male], H. Schimpff (B, holotype of 0. schimpffii). PERU. Huanuco: Tingo Maria, fr in Jul ("Ampato-huasca"), Mathias & Taylor 5985 (LA). BRAZIL. Amazonas: Rio Solimoes, fr ("black") in Feb, Froes 24076 (IAN); Ig. Campinas, basin of Rio Jurua, mun. Eirunepe, Froes 21695 (IAN).

Discussion:

Fig. 1.

Odontocarya schimpffii Diels, Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin 13: 27. 1936.

Odontocarya sp. imperfecte note #1 Barneby, Mem. N.Y. Bot. Gard. 20(2): 122. 1970.

Not previously known from Panama. The type of O. schimpffii, which I was unable to place from the short description (Barneby, 1970, p. 122), consists of several detached leaf-blades, parts of summit branchlets, and detached, much broken staminate inflorescences with many loose flowers. In all visible details it agrees with my concept of O. tripetala, the leaf-nectaries and the transverse dehiscence of the trimerous synandrium being especially characteristic. The duplicate of Froes 21695, much better preserved than that at NY already cited, enables me to recognize as O. tripetala the ambiguous Odontocarya #1 of my revision.

Distribution:Panama Central America|