Monographs Details: Oenocarpus distichus Mart.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1972. The botany of the Guayana Highland--part IX. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 23: 1-832.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. Eastern Brazil around Belem and southward to Goyaz and Matto Grosso ; completely lacking in the Upper Amazon and Rio Negro area.
Type. Not designated.
The distribution known to date makes the occurrence of Oenocarpus distichus in the Guayana Highland most questionable. However, a specimen from Venezuela, Edo Bolivar, Ptari tepui, in dense forest along Rio Karuai, alt 1220-1375 m,, Steyermark 60591, was attributed to this species. Rather surprisingly the detailed fieldnotes on the label do not mention the distichous leaves and, since such a striking feature hardly can be overlooked, this may be an indication for misidentification. The specimen preserved in F, consisting of numerous leaf-fragments and an inflorescence with female flowers after anthesis, did not enable the present author to identify it with certainty. The specimen possibly belongs to O. bacaba.
Distribution:Brazil South America