Picramnia teapensis Tul., Ann. Sci. Nat. Ser. III, 7: 265. 1847. TYPE: MEXICO. "Crescit juxta Teapa . . .," Linden s. n. (HOLOTYPE: P; ISOTYPE: G).
P. carpinterae Polakowsky, Linnaea 41: 553. 1877. P. antidesma var. carpinterae (Polak.) Kuntze, Rev. Gen. 1: 104. 1891. TYPE: COSTA RICA. "In sylvis primaevis Carpinterae," Polakowsky 146  (HOLOTYPE: BM
Picramnia teapensis is found in cool moist forests from Veracruz and Chiapas to Panama and Venezuela. It is most common in Costa Rica and Panama and is distinguished by its thin, dull, wrinkled (when dry) leaflets which have abaxially raised and puberulent veins.