Monographs Details: Manettia lindenii Sprague
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1972. The botany of the Guayana Highland--part IX. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 23: 1-832.
Family:Rubiaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. Andes of Venezuela. VENEZUELA. Lara: Palojosco, above Los Aposentos, above Humocaro Bajo, alt 2530-2375 m, 4 Feb 1944, Steyermark 55250; Trujillo: a 53-57 km de la carretera Trujillo-Boconó, alt 2500 m, Sep 1955, Badillo 3578; paramo de Bocono, alt 2700 m, 18 Aug 1958, Vareschi 6446; cloud forest, via Guaramacal, alt 2450 m, 15 Sept 1970, Steyermark, B. & C. K. Maguire 103740; Merida: Pueblo Llano, carretera hacia La Culata, alt 2200 m, 10 May 1964, Santiago Lopez-Palacios 30.

Discussion:

Type. Prope Agua de Obispo, Trujillo, Venezuela, 1842-43, Linden 1439.

Sprague described the calyx lobes as “obtusiusculi,” but they are more correctly described as acute or acutish, although varying to obtusish, and are lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate. Wernham (p 28) mentions the “truncate stipules” (Sprague describes the species as having “stipulae brevissime vaginantes, truncatae”) as a character having importance, but I have not been able to note any difference in this respect between the stipules of M. lindenii and those of related species.

The Linden 1439 specimen at K consists of small leaves, but these are matched by other collections above cited from Estado Trujillo having similar and larger leaves with the same type of pronounced rugulose-elevated venation of the upper surface and venose rugulose lower surface. These other collections from Estado Trujillo ('Vareschi 6446 and Badillo 3578) also match the subappressed puberulence of the younger part of the stems, size and ciliolation of calyx lobes, puberulence of hypanthium, length of corolla and corolla tube puberulence, and short inflorescences, as shown by the type specimen of M. lindenii.

Distribution:Venezuela South America|