Monographs Details: Remijia firmula (Mart.) Wedd.
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. Amazonas, Venezuela, Amazonas, Colombia, and Amazonas and Rondonia, Brazil. VENEZUELA. Amazonas: savanna shrub, along lower Río Sipapo, Río Cuao, alt 100 m, 19 Dec 1948, Maguire & Politi 27857; entre Santa Rosa y el Caño Janabe, Dept. Rio Negro, alt 100 m, 30 Jan 1968, Ruiz Teran 5144; Caño Monouri, Casiquiare, alt 100 m, 20 Nov 1962, Vareschi 7801; Sabana de Arboles, at southeastern base of Cerro Duida, alt 210 m, 23 Aug 1944, Steyermark 57902; Capihuara, Casiquiare, en selva de tierra firme, alt 120 m, 24 May 1942, Williams 15544 and 27 May 1942, Williams 15584; alrededores de San Fernando de Atabapo, alt 280 m, 17 Jan 1942, Williams 13840; low woods bordering openings in vicinity of San Fernando de Atabapo, on road to Titi, alt 100 m, 7 Sept 1944, Steyermark 58411; San Carlos de Rio Negro, en selva alta y humeda, alt 100 m, 2 March 1942, Williams 15558; same locality, Steyermark & Bunting 102759; San Carlos de Rio Negro, 28 Feb 1942, Williams 14535; prope San Carlos, Apr 1853, Spruce 2954 (type collection of Remijia spruceana from K). BRAZIL. Amazonas: Municipality Humayta, on plateau between Rio Livramento and Rio Ipixuna, 7-18 Nov 1934, Krukoff 7296. Terr. Rondonia’, basin of Rio Madeira, Madeira-Mamore railroad near Abuña, savanna forest on periodically flooded ground, 10 Jul 1968, Prance, Forero, Coelho, Ramos & Farias 5817.

Discussion:

Cinchona firmula Mart., Reise Bras. 3: 1286. 1831.

Cinchona bergeniana Mart., Reise Bras. 3: 1286. 1831.

Remijia spruceana Benth. ex Schum., Mart. Fl. Bras. 6(6): 156. 1889.

Remijia bergeniana (Mart.) Wedd., Ann. Sci. Nat. III. 10: 13. 1848.

Type. In campis ad Araracoara, Amazonas, Colombia, Martius, Obs. 3171 (M).

In the Munich Herbarium ten sheets are labelled Remijia firmula. The specimen from which the Field Museum type photo was obtained is the large-leaved variation. Other specimens at Munich match the shorter-leaved variations, such as shown by Steyermark 57902, Williams 15558, and Maguire & Politi 27857. These smaller-leaved variations are frequently specimens taken from fruiting branches. The capsules vary in length from 1-2.7 cm long.

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