Monographs Details: Ludovia lancifolia Brongn.
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. VENEZUELA. Amazonas: Cerro Duida, Río Cunucunuma, below Raudal Pacure, epiphyte, frequent along river in high rain forest on white sand, 9 Nov 1950, Maguire, Cowan & Wurdack 29412. FRENCH GUIANA. Montagne de Kaw, medium to short forest on laterite or bauxite, epiphyte, spikes green, alt 220-250 m, 12 Dec 1954, Cowan 38760. BRAZIL. Amapá: Serra do Navío, Rio Amapari, heavily forested hills, frequent along T4, north of ore outcrops, epiphyte, alt 70-300 m, 4 Nov 1954, Cowan 38134; Rio Oiapoque, islands of first cachoeira on Rio Iaue, 2°53' N, 52°22' W, 0.5 km east of confluence with Rio Oiapoque, epiphyte, fruit green, 28 Aug 1960, Irwin, Pires & Westra 47919; Rio Oiapoque, Cachoeira Taiua, 2°11' N, 52°54' W, epiphyte on tree trunk at edge of cachoeira, fruit green, 3 Sep 1960, Irwin, Pires & Westra 47986; Rio Oiapoque, Cachoeira Utussansain, 2°8' N, 52°55' W, epiphyte in forest on island in cachoeira, bracts pale greenish-white, flowers white, 4 Sep 1960, Irwin, Pires & Westra 47987; Rio Araguari, between 1°55' N, 51°59' W to 2°5' N, 51°56' W, epiphyte, spadix creamy white, 30 Aug 1961, Pires, Rodrigues & Irvine 50619; Rio Araguari, Rio Amapari, between Munguba and Serra do Navio, 0°42' N, 51°45' W, epiphyte, post-mature flower green, 26 Sep 1961, Pires, Rodrigues & Irvine 51230.Although L. lancijolia is a rather common and widespread species in the Amazon region it has not previously been recorded for Venezuela.

Distribution:Venezuela South America| French Guiana South America| Brazil South America|