Monographs Details: Tetramerista glabra Miq.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1972. The botany of the Guayana Highland--part IX. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 23: 1-832.
Family:Theaceae
Scientific Name:Tetramerista glabra Miq.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. Trees apparently to 30 m high and 1 m in diameter, occupying low altitude marshes and forests, ascending in the mountains to 1000 meters’ altitude. Malaysia including Malaya, Sumatra, and Borneo. Probably of wider East Indian distribution. Twenty-seven specimens examined.

Discussion:

Fig 28, 29, 40, 42.

Tetramerista crassifolia Hallier f., Bot. Centralbl. Beib. 34(2): 38. 1916. Type. Haviland 1836, 3 Jan 1893, Sarawak, bei Küting (“Hb, L, -B.”), K.

Tetramerista montana Hallier f., Bot. Centralbl. Beib. 34(2): 39. 1916. Type. Hallier B2425, 25 Feb 1894, W. Borneo (“Hb. Bog. U. L.-B.”).

Type. Not designated.

In a review of a series of collections of Tetramerista to which the three indicated names have been variously applied, we find no morphologic evidence correlative to either geography or ecology which would uphold any disposition of the specimens observed into three categories, specific or otherwise. For the purposes of this paper I am required to treat the Malaysian population as representative of the single species T. glabra.

Distribution:Malaysia Asia|