Monographs Details: Randia calycina Cham.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1972. The botany of the Guayana Highland--part IX. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 23: 1-832.
Family:Rubiaceae
Scientific Name:Randia calycina Cham.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. Southeastern Brazil (Bahia and Minas Gerais). Doubtfully from Venezuela, Colombia, and Ecuador. BRAZIL. Minas Gerais: Mexia 5313. VENEZUELA. Amazonas: Savanna Camp, Cerro Sipapo (Paráque), alt 1500 m, 30 Dec 1948, Maguire & Politi 28030. Merida: Panamericana, alt 120 m, 26 Apr 1956, Bernardi 3109; Apure: Reserva Forestal San Camilo, a lo largo del Río Nulita, N del Caserio San Camilo (El Nula), alt 280 m, 30 Mar 1968, Steyermark, Bunting & Blanco 101653; 29 Mar 1968, Steyermark, Bunting & Blanco 101531; Cerro La Cristalina, a lo largo del Río Nulita NW del Caserio San Camilo (El Nula), alt 300 m, 5 Apr 1968, Steyermark, Bunting & Blanco 101905. COLOMBIA. Cundinamarca: San Francisco, Finca El Carmero, El Tablazo entre Subachoque y San Francisco, Cordillera Oriental, alt 1900-2100 m, 26 Jan 1944, Garcia-Barriga 11020, 11043. ECUADOR. Pichincha: 20 km W of Santo Domingo de los Colorados, alt 300 m, Cazalet & Pennington 5170.

Discussion:

Basanacantha calycina (Cham.) Schum., Mart. Fl. Bras. 6(6): 375. 1889.

Type. Nazaré, Bahia, Brazil, Sellow 163.

It is questionable whether the Venezuelan, Colombian, and Ecuadorean material above cited is actually conspecific with the material from southern and eastern Brazil. The calyx lobes of the non-Brazilian specimens are mainly linear to lanceolate, often or mainly broadest at the base, sometimes broadest at the middle, and narrowing to the apex, whereas in the Sellow and Mexia 5313 Brazilian specimens, the calyx lobes are spathulate or oblanceolate and rounded or obtuse or abruptly mucronate at the apex, but conspicuously broadest at the apex. The pedicels of the staminate flowers in the Brazilian specimens are densely pubescent, agreeing in this respect with the specimens from Venezuela and Colombia.

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