Monographs Details: Psidium maribense DC.
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 maribense DC.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - COLOMBIA. Vichada: Beaches of Rio Vichada, 6 k m W of San Jose de Ocune,100 m, 23 Jan 1944 (fl), Hermann 11082 (MICH, N Y ) . V E N E Z U E L A . LosLlanos: Rio Meta, La Ochovera, 28 Oct 1938 (fl), Cuatrecasas 4189 (¥). Anzoategui:Playas del Orinoco, Soledad, en frente de C. Bolivar, Jun 1961 (fr), Aristegi^ieta4686 (MICH); Soledad, elev 35 m, 30 Nov 1929 (fl). Holt & Gehriger 209 (F, N Y ) .Bolivar: Banks of Orinoco at Las Bonitas, elev 100 m, 14 M a y 1940 (fr), Williams12959 {¥), on the Orinoco, La Urbana, elev 80 m, 8 Mar 1949 (fl, fr), Maguire &Maguire 28996 (MICH); on the Orinoco, between the mouth of Rio Pargueni andRio Horeda, elev 80-90 m, 14 Dec 1955 (fl), Wurdack & Monachino 39879 '(MICH).BRAZIL. Amazonas: Maripi, on the Rio Japura, Martius (M, type).

Discussion:

For description see Field Mus. Publ. Bot. 13(4) [Fl. Peru]: 797, 1958. The smah obtuse crenate leaves are distinctive. The type, which I saw at Munich in 1954, was collected by Martius in the upper Amazon lowlands (cf Field Mus. neg. 19715). The type,of Psidium crenatum, no. 9547 of the Willdenow herbarium, which I saw at B in 1966, presumably came from the upper Orinoco ["in America meridionah (de Humb. et Bonpl.)"]. Most of the modern collections in herbaria are from the Orinoco lowlands.

Distribution:Colombia South America| Venezuela South America| Brazil South America|