Monographs Details: Psychotria fortuita Standl.
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. Coastal Cordillera and Andes of Venezuela and adjacent eastern Andes of Colombia. VENEZUELA. Sucre: Cerro Turumiquire, N-facing slopes between La Trinidad and Quebrada El Boqueron, SW of Cocollar, alt 1700-1840 m, 3 May 1945, Steyermark 62441. D.F. Boca del Tigre, Avila, alt 1800 m, 12 Dec 1938, Alston 5546; along quebrada 4 km ENE of Colonia Tovar, alt 1800 m, 21 May 1960, Steyermark 86215; entre El Aguacatal y El Alto de Cogollal, valle de Puerto La Cruz en zona transitoria de la selva, 18 Feb 1921, Pittier 9243. Aragua: Colonia Tovar, alt 1800-200 m, Dec 1924, Allart 483; Colonia Tovar and vicinity, Pittier 9309,10014; 4 km E of Colonia Tovar, alt 2000 m, Steyermark 91593; Colonia Tovar, Fendler 562, 563; Colonia Tovar, pica hacia El Limon, selva nublada, alt 1700 m, 1 May 1969, Aristeguieta 7126. Trujillo: 16 km from Boconó along road to Biscucuy, alt 1850 m, 11 Aug 1964, Breteler 4079. Mérida: Tabay, Mucunután, alt 2000-2500 m, 17 Oct 1930, Gehriger 578; above Las Cuadras, along Quebrada Molino, N of Torondoy, alt 1820-2285 m, 27 Mar 1944, Steyermark 55828; bosque nublado de El Cinaral, al N de la Capilla de San Benito, entre el Caserío San Eusebio y La Azulita, municipio Zerpa, distrito Campo Elias, alt 1850 m, 12 Jul 1967, Ruiz-Teran 4181.

Discussion:

Type. In damp forest, glen near stream, Las Nubes, Magdalena, Colombia, alt 1350 m, 17 Dec 1898,H.H. Smith 1821.

This species is characterized by the glabrous interior of the corolla, the broadened cylindric tube with its glabrous exterior, the minutely barbellate domatia of the lower leaf axils, the glabrous hypanthium, calyx, leaves, peduncle, and inflorescence branches, and the disk which greatly exceeds the calyx lobes.

Distribution:Venezuela South America| Colombia South America|