Monographs Details: Licaria guianensis Aubl.
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:Licaria guianensis Aubl.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Tree to 30 m, bearing subterminal and axillary inflorescences on slender branchlets. The leaves are elliptic, caudate-acuminate, with deeply impressed veins, the lateral 3-4 pairs ascending and reuniting strongly 2-5 mm from the margin. The species is found throughout the Guianas and northern coastal Brazil.SURINAME. Forested middle slopes Frederik Top, ca. 3 km SSE of Juliana Top, H. S. Irwin, G. T. Prance, T. R. Soderstrom & N. Holmgren 55004 (fl. NY). BRAZIL. Amapa: Rio Araguari, occasional upland plant, J. M. Pires, Wm. Rodrigues & G. C. Irvine 50639 (fl. NY), frequent along river, 50697 (fl. NY) ; rare on border of Rio Flechal, encampment 5, J. M. Pires & P. B. Cavalcante 52479 (fl. IAN, MG, NY) .

Discussion:

Acrodiclidium aubletii Kostermans, Meded. Bot. Mus. Utrecht 25: 34. 1936.

Type. Aublet s.n. French Guiana (holotype, Paris, not seen).

The last-cited number varies from the others cited in showing the venation to be less impressed above, the leaves less shining and less obviously reticulate. The difference in structure of the staminal cycles of the flower, noted also, could be due to the advanced stage of anthesis of the flowers.

Distribution:Suriname South America| Brazil South America|