Monographs Details: Simira pisoniiformis (Baill.) Steyerm.
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. Amazonian Brazil and Venezuela. VENEZUELA. Amazonas: Limoncito, left bank of Caño San Miguel, 15 km above mouth, Río Guainia, alt 130 m, 14 Oct 1957, Maguire, Wurdack & Keith 41877; along Río Yatua, 30 km above Piedra Arauicaua, alt 110-115 m, 20 Oct 1957. BRAZIL. Amazonas: Rio Negro, San Felipe and vicinity, below mouth of Rio Issana, Jan 1948, Schultes & Lopez 9590; Santa Izabel, Rio Negro, 9 Nov 1936, Ducke 355; basin of Rio Negro, Canatuba-Cajarimiri, 31 Jan 1942, Froes 12446/190; inundated island above Barraroa, Spruce 1994 (photo of type of Ixora podocarpa Benth. from K). Pará: Pará (?), Baillon 79 [photo of type of Sickingia (Chimarrhis) pisoniaeformis Baill. at B], Bahia: Canavieiras, 18 km to Betanha, Itabuna, 14 Jul 1964, Silva 58375.

Discussion:

Sickingia pisoniiformis Baillon, Adansonia 12: 307. 1879.

Ixora podocarpa Bentham in Bentham & Hooker f., Gen. Pl. 2: 113. 1873, nomen subnudum.

Type. Para, Brazil, Baillon 79.

The holotype specimen of Ixora podocarpa Benth. at Kew Herbarium is a good match for Sickingia pisoniijormis, and shows the characteristic tufts of barbellate hairs in the axils of the lower side of the leaf blades, as well as the same type of pubescence of the calyx, hypanthium, and inflorescence branches, and deeply lobed calyx. However, Bentham’s binomial is a nomen sub nudum with only the following statement given at the time of publication: “Bacca in I. podocarpa Benth. in PI. Spruce exs. in stipitem basi contracta!"

Distribution:Venezuela South America| Brazil South America|