Monographs Details: Psidium aquaticum Benth.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1969. The botany of the Guayana Highland-part VIII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 18: 1-290.
Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Psidium aquaticum Benth.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - BRITISH G U I A N A . Without definite locality, Schomburgk 191 (K, type; C G E,P, isotypes: Field Mus. neg. 23490, representing an isotype at G ) ; Governor Fahs,on the upper Courantyne River, 23 Oct 1951 (past fl). Forest Dept. 6758 (K,M I C H ) ; Corentyne River, Jenman 58 (K). S U R I N A M E . Bakhuis Mountains,along the Kabalebo River, 14 Dec 1964 (imm fr), Florschiitz & Maas 2371 (MICH,U).

Discussion:

description see Amshoff (Fl. Suriname 3(2): 152. 1951). This is a httleknown but apparently distinctive species of river-margins in British Guiana and Suriname. In our area it is one of the few species of Psidium with sessile or subsessile leaves, distinguished from P striatulum by its larger and more obtuse leaves. The difference in pubescence (used by Amshoff as a character in the key) is scarcely a vahd one in the specimens I have seen.

Distribution:Guyana South America| Suriname South America|