Monographs Details: Psychotria longirostris (Rusby) 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. Andes of Colombia (Magdalena) and Andes and Coastal Cordillera of Venezuela. VENEZUELA. Lara: cloud forest at La Briza, Montaña Oscura, about 1 km below junction of road to Yacambu with road to Sanare, 10 km NW of El Blanquito, 10 km SSE of Sanare, alt 1630 m, 8 Aug 1970, Steyermark, Delascio, G. C. K. & E. Dunsterville 103598. Merida: entre la aldea El Carrizal y la finca El Rincon, siguiendo el curso aguas arriba de la quebrada El Guarureo, municipio Mucuchies, distrito Rangel, alt 1500-1600 m, 28 Jun 1966, Ruiz-Teran 3384. Aragua: Colonia Tovar, pica hacía El Limon, selva nublada, alt 1700 m, 1 May 1969, Aristeguieta 7121; Colonia Tovar, alt 1970 m, 1854-55, Fendler 568. D.F.: rich woods east of El Junquito, alt 1980-2130 m, 25 Jun 1914, Steyermark 57003; Las Aguaitas-Hacienda El Limon, alt 2000 m, 11 Jun 1969, Velasquez 298.

Discussion:

Rudgea longirostris Rusby, Descr. N. Sp. S. Amer. Pl. 143. 1920.

Type. Damp mountain forest, Sierra del Libano, vicinity of Santa Marta, Dept. Magdalena, Colombia, alt 1818 m, 10 Jan 1898-99, H. H. Smith 1819.

The Colombian specimens, other than the type collection from Dept. Magdalena, cited by Standley under P. longirostris may belong to another taxon. All of them have shorter corollas and shorter, deflexed lower axes of the inflorescence.

Distribution:Colombia South America| Venezuela South America|