Monographs Details: Licaria amara (Mez) Kosterm.
Authority: Allen, Caroline K. 1966. Contributions to the botany of Guiana. II. Lauraceae. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 15: 53-95.
Family:Lauraceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Tree 10-20 m, with coriaceous, oblong or elliptic leaves, midrib prominent beneath, lateral nerves symmetrically spreading and joining from 5-10 mm from margin, the many-flowered, axillary inflorescences which become more sturdy in infructescence, the oblong-ellipsoid fruit subtended by a more or less shallow cupule, covered with small subferruginous warts, the outer margin fluted and simulating a corolla. The species, described from Bolivia originally, has been reported from the neighboring areas in Brazil, Mato Grosso and Para, and currently in Amapa and French Guiana.BRAZIL. Amapa: Rio Oiapoque, occasional on lower and middle slopes of Mt. Tipac, H. S. Irwin 48693 (fr. NY). FRENCH GUIANA. In forest, Pedra Alice, H. S. Irwin, J. M. Fires & L. Y. Th. Westra 47556 (fr. NY).

Discussion:

Acrodiclidium amarum Mez, Repert. Sp. Nov. 16: 305. 1920.

Type. Bolivia. Rio Madeira, bei Porvenir, E. Ule 9403 (holotype, fl. B, not seen; isotype G, K; photo. NY).

Vernacular Name. Louro (French Guiana) .

The specimens cited above appear to represent the fruit of the species, differing from the Krukoff 1323 (in fruit) cited by Kostermans, in smaller size of trees and more prominent warts on the surface of the immature cupules. Seemingly, these are differences due to age of the tree and stage of fruit development.

Distribution:Brazil South America| French Guiana South America|