Monographs Details: Guettarda aromatica Poepp. & Endl.
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. Suriname, Brazil, and Peru. SURINAME. Bank of Kabalebo River (Corantyne tributary), between first falls and Avanavero falls, 18 Apr 1951, J. & P. A. Florschutz 2160; 1841, Berthoud-Coulon 180; Hostmann 1088. BRAZIL. Amapa: between Cachoeira Mucurú, 0° 32' N, 53° 8' W, and Cachoeira de Repoto, Rio Jari, alt 160 m, 21 Aug 1961, Egler & Irwin 46586; 0.5-3 km S of Santo Antonio da Cachoeira, Rio Jari, 0° 55' S, 52° 55' W, 31 Jul 1961, Egler & Irwin 46064. PERU. Tarapoto, San Martin, Ule 6648 (type of G. nitida Krause, photo ex B); Tarapoto, Spruce 4508.

Discussion:

Guettarda grandiflora Steud., Flora 26: 45. 1843.

Guettarda nitida Krause, Verh. Bot. Ver. Brandenb. 50: 107. 1908.

Type. Ad ripas Huallaga in provincia Maynas, Peru, Poeppig.

I can find no essential differences between G. aromatica and G. grandiflora or G. nitida. Standley (Field Mus. Publ. Bot. 13: 116. 1936) gives 1845 as the date of publication for volume 3, page 27, plate 232 under Guettarda aromatica, but Stafleu (Taxonomic Literature p. 362. 1967) shows that this portion of Poeppig & Endlicher’s work appeared on 15-21 Aug 1841, which would antedate by two years the publication of G. grandiflora Steud.

Distribution:Suriname South America| Brazil South America| Peru South America|