Monographs Details: Archytaea multiflora Benth.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1972. The botany of the Guayana Highland--part IX. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 23: 1-832.
Family:Theaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. Small trees to 10 m high with fine pink flowers and handsome red-tinged foliage, on Guayana sandstone areas at 400 to 2000 m alt, ranging from Cerro Duida in Amazonian Venezuela to the eastern escarpments of the Guayana Highland at the Kaieteur Plateau and in adjacent Territorio Roraima in Brazil. VENEZUELA. Terr. Amazonas: Cerro Duida, 4800 ft, Tate 535, 1034; Cerro Duida, 1000-1100 m, Maguire, Cowan & Wurdack 29510. Edo. Bolívar: Meseta de Jaua, ca 2000 m, Steyermark 98032; Cerro Guaiquinima: 1400-1700 m, Maguire 32887, 32922, 33052; Gran Sabana: Arabupu, 4200 ft, Pinkus 48; Urimán, 1400-1500 m, Bernardi 925; 400-450 m, Bernardi 1419; Cerro Acopán, 2000 m, Cardona 2290; Salto Eito-uarima, 720 m, Cardona 1767; Río Yankmerú, 1040 m, Cardona 1857; Uaipán-tepuí, 1200 m, Phelps & Hitchcock 429; Kavanayen, 1300 m, Lasser 1734; Ptari-tepuí, 1600 m, Steyermark 59969, 60241; Uriman, 300 m, Steyermark 75319; Cerro Venamo, 1200 m, Steyermark & Nilsson 280; Ilu-tepuí, 1600 m, Maguire 33348; 1300 m, Maguire 33689; Kavanayen, 1300 m, Maguire & Wurdack 34004. GUYANA (British Guiana). Pakaraima Plateau: Haiamatipu, 2000 ft, Pinkus 175; Kaieteur Savanna, 1200 ft, Maguire & Fanshawe 23108; 1300 ft, Maguire & Fanshawe 32238; Chinowieng, 700 m, Maguire, Bagshaw & Maguire 40635; Kopinang Savanna, 2750 ft, Maguire, Maguire & Wilson-Browne 46040, 46107; Ayanganna Plateau, 740 m, Tillett, Tillett & Boyan 45213; Kako River, 500 m, Tillett & Tillett 45521. BRAZIL. Roraima: Cajú, 2700 ft, Maguire & Maguire 40471.

Discussion:

Type. Roraima [Venezuela], Robert Schomburgk 876 (K).

This handsome small tree has been adequately characterized by Kobuski (198). The more plentiful collections now available show a somewhat greater amplitude of measurements as indicated in the above key. Distribution and ecology of the species are also now better known, for which reason a fuller citation of collections is provided.

Distribution:Guyana South America| Venezuela South America| Brazil South America|