Monographs Details: Hirtella glandistipula Ducke
Authority: Prance, Ghillean T. 1972. Chrysobalanaceae. Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 9: 1-410. (Published by NYBG Press)
Description:Description - Tree to 15.0 m tall, the young branches hispid, becoming glabrous with age. Leaves oblong to elliptic, chartaceous, 4.0-6.5 cm long, 1.4-2.6 cm broad, bluntly acuminate at apex, with acumen 3.0-10.0 mm long, rounded to subcordate at base, with a few stiff appressed hairs beneath; primary veins 8-9 pairs, plane to slightly impressed above, prominent beneath; midrib prominulous above, hispid when young, prominent and sparsely hispid beneath; petioles 1.0-2.0 mm long, terete, eglandular, hispid. Stipules 2.0-5.0 mm long, linear, persistent, hispid, with many stipitate glands. Inflorescences terminal and axillary racemes 1.5-3.0 cm long, the rachis short-hirsute. Bracts and bracteoles 1.0-2.0 mm long, ovate, acute, puberulous, persistent, with many stipitate and some sessile glands. Flowers ca 5.0 mm long. Receptacle campanulate, sparsely hispid-hirsute on exterior, glabrous within except at throat; pedicels 2.0-5.0 mm long, eglandular. Calyx lobes acute, hispid on exterior, gray-puberulous within. Petals 5, white, glabrous. Stamens 3-4, with short staminodes opposite them, the filaments far exceeding calyx lobes, glabrous to sparsely pubescent at base. Style hirsute up to two thirds its length. Ovary inserted midway up receptacle, pilose. Fruit not seen.


This species is easily distinguished by the smaller chartaceous leaves and the glandular stipules. There are only two other species (H. excelsa & H. pimichina) with the latter character.

Flowering August to October.

Distribution:Brazil South America| Pará Brazil South America| Amapá Brazil South America|