Monographs Details: Psychotria guaremalensis 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 of Venezuela. Aragua: Rancho Grande, Oct. 1948, Standen 106; Rancho Grande, alt 1050 m, 18 May 1951, Garcia 64; Parque Nacional Henry Pittier, southwest-facing side, bordering quebrada above Guamitas, along trail between Guamitas and La Mesa, alt 950-1150 m, 17 Oct 1961, Steyermark 89734.

Discussion:

Type. Upper Guaremales, road from Puerto Cabello to San Felipe, Carabobo, alt 100-500 m, 28 Jul 1920, Pittier 8989.

This species is of easy recognition by virtue of the combination of pilosulous exterior of corolla tube with spreading hairs, pilosulous hypanthium with spreading hairs, corniculate dorsal apices of corolla lobes, and setaceous elongated stipular teeth attaining 5-7 mm. Standley stated that the hypanthium was glabrous, but an examination of the type collection shows that it is definitely short-pilosulous under a dissecting microscope. Likewise, although he stated that the corolla tube has a “fauce non barbato,” it is found that the corolla tube interior is conspicuously pilosulous from about midway to the base of the lobes, but more conspicuous near the middle.

Distribution:Venezuela South America|