Monographs Details: Couepia pemambucensis Prance
Authority: Prance, Ghillean T. 1972. Chrysobalanaceae. Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 9: 1-410. (Published by NYBG Press)
Family:Chrysobalanaceae
Description:Latin Diagnosis - Arbor alta, ramulis juvenilibus puberulis mox glabris lenticellatis. Stipulae parvae, caducae. Folia alternata, breviter petiolata, petiolo 4.0-5.o mm longo, lanato pubescenti, eglanduloso, supra canaliculata; laminae ovato-ellipticae vel oblongae, 5.0-6.5 cm longae, 2.0-2.8 cm latae, apice in acuminem 2.0-6.0 mm longum contractae, basi rotundatae, supra glabrae, subtus sparse araneoso-pubes-centes; costa media basim versus pubescenti, costis secundariis 8-10 jugis subtus prominentibus. Stipulae ca 1.0 mm longae, subulatae. Flores in paniculis terminalibus et axillaribus pauci-ramosis dispositi, rachi et ramulis dense tomentello-pubescentibus. Bracteae bracteolaeque ad 2.5 mm longae, caducae. Receptaculum cylindricum, 5.0-6.0 mm longum, sursum curvatum, extus dense tomentello-pubescens, intus prope faucem infra stamina dense tomentosum, basim versus glabrum. Calycis-lobi 5, acuti. Pedicelli 1.0 mm longi. Petala 6, decidua, alba, marginibus ciliata. Stamina 14-17, in orbem completum disposita. Ovarium ad faucem receptaculi insertum, dense pilosum. Stylus e basi ovarii ortus, pilosus. Drupa ellipsoidia, extus glabra, laevis; endocarpio granulato, tenue, fragilo, intus glabro.

Discussion:This species is most closely related to the C. guianensis superspecies but differs in the dense pubescence of the inflorescence and flowers, and in the strongly curved receptacle.