Monographs Details: Ocotea opifera Mart.
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:Ocotea opifera Mart.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Shrub or tree to 12 m striking because of its large (25-30 cm X 7-10 cm) leaves, loosely reticulate throughout, shining above, and numerous axillary and subterminal inflorescences densely flowered, later becoming conspicuous with fruits 10 x 7 mm, the lower third encased in a snugly fitting, more or less rugulose cupule. Reported from forests along the Rio Negro and Amazon Rivers in upper Amazonas and Para, Brazil.BRAZIL. Rondonia: frequent, Porto Velho, Bassett Maguire, J. M. Pires, Celia K. Maguire & Nilo T. Silva 56677 (fr. NY).

Discussion:

Oreodaphne opifera Nees, Syst. Laurin 390. 1836; Meissner in DC. Prodr. 15(1) : 112. 1864.

Mespilodaphne opifera Meissner in DC. Prodr. 15(1): 510. 1864; FI. Brasil. 5(2): 194, f. 71. 1868.

Type. “In Brasilia septentrionalis prov. Alto Amazonas et Para in sylvis secus flumina Rio Negro et Amazonas” Martius.

Distribution:Brazil South America|