Monographs Details: Gustavia serrata S.A.Mori
Authority: Prance, Ghillean T. & Mori, S. A. 1979. Lecythidaceae - Part I. The actinomorphic-flowered New World Lecythidaceae (Asteranthos, Gustavia, Grias, Allantoma & Cariniana). Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 21: 1-270. (Published by NYBG Press)
Family:Lecythidaceae
Description:Latin Diagnosis - Arbor, folia ad apicem ramorum gracillum laxe aggregata; rami infra folia 5 mm diametro. Laminae angustae ellipticae vel oblanceolatae, apice acuminatae, basi acutae, 20-27 x 5-7.5 cm, marginibus serratae, glabrae, paribus venarum lateralium 19-20. Petioli 15-22 mm. Inflorescentiae caulinae, racemosae, floribus 3, rhachidi 10 mm, pubescenti; pedicelli 25-30 mm, dense tomentosi, bractea caduca et 2 bracteolis 2 x 2 mm supra medium insertis suffulta Flores albi et rosei (fide Dodson et Thien 1766); calycis lobi 4, non profundi, late rotundati 1 x 9-11 mm, fere nulli; petala 8; androecii basis connata 8-10 mm alta; filamenta externa 18-20 mm; antherae 2.2 mm; ovarium indis-tincte 4-costatum, extus tomentosum, ad apicem sparse albo-tomentosum, 4-loculare, ovulis in quoque loculo 12-14; stylus 1.8 mm; stigma 4-lobatum. Fructus ignotus.

Discussion:This is the only species of Gustavia with the combination of cauline inflorescences, medium sized leaves with serrate margins, and ovaries with 4 obscure costae. The specific epithet refers to the serrate leaf margins.
Distribution:ManabĂ­ Ecuador South America| Ecuador South America|