Monographs Details: Aiouea rondoni A.Samp.
Authority: Allen, Caroline K. 1966. Contributions to the botany of Guiana. II. Lauraceae. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 15: 53-95.
Family:Lauraceae
Scientific Name:Aiouea rondoni A.Samp.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Shrub 1-1.5 m, with thick branchlets clothed with dense, yellowish fulvous, velutinous pubescence, the subtriplinerved, heavily coriaceous leaves becoming less pubescent with maturity, the panicles axillary near apex, found only in Brazil in the states of Mato Grosso and Goias.BRAZIL. Mato Grosso: frequent in cerrado, 50 km west of Diamentino, watershed 700-900 m, Brasilia-Acre Highway, B. Maguire, J. M. Pires, C. K. Maguire & Nilo T Silva 56436 (fl., y.fr. NY).

Discussion:

Type. “Matto Grosso: Coxim,” Brazil, Hoehne 3501 (holotype, fl. R, not seen).

The species belongs to subg. Euaiouea Mez. Like several representatives of subg. Euaiouea, A. rondoni is characterized by leaves with an undulate (in the dry state, at least) margin accentuated by a conspicuous, yellowish, marginal vein; elliptic; larger at maturity (up to 13 cm) ; and drying to a yellowish green typical for the family.

Distribution:Brazil South America|