Monographs Details: Licania hebantha Mart. ex Hook.f.
Authority: Prance, Ghillean T. 1972. Chrysobalanaceae. Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 9: 1-410. (Published by NYBG Press)
Description:Description - Shrub or small tree, the young branches puberulous, soon becoming glabrous and lenticellate. Leaves ovate-orbicular or elliptic, submembraneous, 2.5-9.0 cm long, 2.2-5.0 cm broad, rounded to acute at apex, subcordate at base, glabrous above, with appressed lanate pubescence beneath obscuring the deeply reticulate venation; midrib slightly impressed above, hirsutulous towards base; primary veins 7-13 pairs, prominent beneath, plane or slightly impressed above; petioles 1.5-3.0 mm long, terete, eglandular, tomentose. Stipules linear, 2.0-2.5 mm long, coriaceous, persistent, adnate to extreme base of petiole. Inflorescences terminal and subterminal racemose panicles, the rachis and branches tomentose. Flowers ca 3.0 mm long, sessile on primary branches of inflorescence. Bracts and bracteoles 0.5-1.5 mm long, elliptic, persistent, tomentose on exterior. Receptacle campanulate, sessile, tomentose on exterior, lanate-pilose within. Calyx lobes acute, tomentose on exterior, puberulous within. Petals absent. Stamens 5-6, unilateral; filaments shorter than calyx lobes, glabrous, free to base. Ovary inserted at base of receptacle, pilose. Style equalling filaments, pubescent throughout. Fruit unknown.

Distribution:Colombia South America| Vaup├ęs Colombia South America| Amazonas Colombia South America|