Monographs Details: Caryocar gracile Wittm.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1972. The botany of the Guayana Highland--part IX. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 23: 1-832.
Family:Caryocaraceae
Scientific Name:Caryocar gracile Wittm.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. Colombia, Venezuela, and Brazil. VENEZUELA. Amazonas: Playa Alta, Río Cunucunuma, B. Maguire, Cowan & Wurdack 29370; 30 km above Piedra Arauicaua, Río Yatua, B. Maguire, Wurdack & C. K. Maguire 41933, Camp 3, Río Yatua, B. Maguire, Wurdack & C. K. Maguire 42533; San Carlos, Río Negro, Ll. Williams 14638. BRAZIL. Amazonas, Rio Cauaburí, between Missão Salesiana and Serra Pirapucá, N. T. Silva & Brazão 60863. Also collected widely in western Amazonian Brazil and adjacent Colombia.

Discussion:

Caryocar krukovii Gilly, Trop. Woods 72: 17. 1942. Types. Brazil, Amazonas, São Paulo de Olivença, Creek Belém, Krukoff 8838 (holotype, NY; isotypes, A, BM, BR, F, G, LE, S, US); Krukoff 8772.

Type. Brazil: Amazonas, Rio Uaupés, Panure, Spruce 2550 (holotype, B lost; isotypes, BM, C, F, G, GH, GOET, K, LD, LE, NY, P).

This species is quite distinct by the elongated inflorescence and the rather small flowers.

Distribution:Venezuela South America| Colombia South America| Brazil South America|