Monographs Details: Aniba kappleri Mez
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:Aniba kappleri Mez
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Tree to 15 m, with slender branchlets, bearing alternate, often chartaceous usually oblanceolate leaves, occurring in forests along rivers in the Guianas and in Brazil along the Oiapoque River.BRAZIL. Amapa: Rio Oiapoque, immediately E of Colonia Agricola do Oiapoque, about 4 km N of mouth of Cricu River, H. S. Irwin, J. M. Pires, & L. Y. Th. Westra 47522 (fr. NY), second cachoeira on Rio Iaue, 3 km east of confluence with Rio Oiapoque, 47844 (fr. NY), occasional between first and second cachoeiras on Rio Iaue, about 2 km east of confluence with Rio Oiapoque, 47875 (fr. NY), occasional, 0.5 km west of Cachoeira Utussansain, 48094 (fr. NY), near Cachoeira Utussansain, 48104 (fr. NY), about 1-3 km north of Cachoeira Tres Saltos, 48196 (fr. NY).

Discussion:

Type. “Trockenes Land. Mittlere Marowyne Steeg. Baum, Bluthe weiss. Kappler 1981”. Suriname, (fl. U).

Although there are minor variations in the leaf characters of this group and in their habit of growth (those of the specimens from Amapa frequently are sub-verticillate, rather than alternate), the fruit is consistently brown and shining, and is subtended by a hemispheric cupule roughly verruculose, completely covering it in the young stage and at maturity for about half its length. The species belongs to subg. Aioueopsis Mez, distinguished from the other subgenera by having the large stamens of the third row sterile.

Distribution:Guyana South America| French Guiana South America| Brazil South America|