Monographs Details: Calyptranthes fasciculata O.Berg
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1969. The botany of the Guayana Highland-part VIII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 18: 1-290.
Family:Myrtaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Calyptranthes fasciculata Berg, Linnaea 27: 31. 1855.SURINAME. Wilhelmina Gebergte, Zuid Rivier above confluence with LucieRivier, elev 220-240 m, 19 Sep 1963 (fr), Irwin et al 55876 (MICH). VENEZUELA.Bolivar: Altiplanicie de Nuria, E of Hato de Nuria, Cerro el Picacho and vicinity,elev 450-620 m, 19-23 Jan 1961 (fr), Steyermark 88599 (MICH). Amazonas: RioSiapa above Raudal Gallineta, elev 130 m, 20 Jul 1959 (bud), Wurdack & Adderley 43528 (MICH)

Discussion:

In the protologue Berg cited "Rich. Schomburgk, coll. no. 1605; Rob. Schomb., coh. no. 979," giving the locahty as "ad ripas amnis Corentyn" and stating "v. in herb. Berol." It is probable that the two cited numbers represent the same gathering; for an explanation of the numbering system used by the Schomburgk brothers, see the introduction to this paper. It is assumed that the specimen or specimens at Berlin have been destroyed. A sheet of no. 979 at W, named by Berg, is designated as lectotype. It seems likely that this is actually one of the specimens cited bv Berg, as in most of the species he described from the collections of the Schomburgks, he cited Robert Schomburgk's numbers as from Vienna, and Richard's from Berlin. In this instance he may have failed to note the omission of a reference to Vienna.

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