Monographs Details: Nectandra angustifolia var. falcifolia Nees
Authority: Allen, Caroline K. 1966. Contributions to the botany of Guiana. II. Lauraceae. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 15: 53-95.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - A shrub 4-8 ft. high, similar in aspect to Salix the leaves differing from the species N. angustifolia in being 6-7 inches long, 4-5 lines broad, rather more or less falcate, less attenuate, the apex itself neither obtuse nor acute; occurring along the banks of rivers in southern Brazil and Paraguay, according to Mez, and possibly (?) in Suriname.SURINAME. Wilhelmina Gebergte, forested slopes 1.5 km SE of Juliana Top, near headwaters of West Rivier, H. S. Irwin, G. T. Prance, T. R. Soderstrom, & N. Holmgren 55098 (st? NY).
Type. “Vidi in Herb. Arnottiano, specimen Brasiliense. Parana Laurel incolis.”
The specimen cited without available flowers or fruit is doubtfully Laura-ceae. The bark, when scraped, gives forth an aroma typically lauraceous, which is presumably the reason for its being originally placed in the family. Certainly the branchlet superficially resembles the above variety.
Distribution:Suriname South America
| Brazil South America
| Paraguay South America