Monographs Details: Ferdinandusa goudotiana var. goudotiana
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. Venezuelan Guayana in Estado Bolívar and westward to Amazonas. VENEZUELA. Bolívar: photo of type ex Herb. Goudot no. 246 at B; Gran Sabana, along wooded portion of quebrada tributary to Río Kukenan, south of Mount Roraima, alt 1005-1065 m, 2 Oct 1944, Steyermark 59119; Sierra Ichun, laderas boscosas y filas al sur del Salto María Espuma (Salto Ichún) a lo largo del río Ichun, tributario del Río Paragua, 4° 46' N, 63° 18' W, alt 500-625 m, 29 Dec 1961, Steyermark 90440; Gran Sabana, in woods bordering stream tributary to Río Kukenan, at base of Mount Roraima, alt 1185-1280 m, 24 Sep 1944, Steyermark 58571. Amazonas: orillas del río Castanho, afluente del Padauiri que cae al río Negro y este ultimo al Amazonas (Sierra Parima, headwaters of Río Siapa and Río Padauiri), alt 100-140 m, 16-24 Feb 1946, Cardona 1497; right branch of Caño Yutaje, Serrania Yutaje, alt 1300 m, 9 Feb 1953, B. & C. K. Maguire 35135.

Discussion:

Type. Roraima, “British Guiana,” 1843, Rich. Schomburgk 985.

The Maguire 35135 collection is atypical in that the calyx lobes and fruiting hypanthium are glabrous while the lower surface of the leaves is pubescent.

Distribution:Venezuela South America| Guyana South America|