Buchenavia pallidovirens

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Buchenavia pallidovirens


Tree, 2.5-35 m. Leaves coriaceous, oblanceolate or narrowly obovate to narrowly oblong-elliptic, 3-16 x 1-3.5(-4) cm, apex rounded and apiculate to acute or acuminate, base narrowly cuneate, subglabrous except sparsely pubescent on main veins when mature; domatia present in secondary vein-axils; venation brochidodromous, midvein moderate, prominent, secondary veins 5-8 pairs, moderately spaced, originating at moderately acute angles but immediately strongly curved hence often appearing to arise narrowly acutely, strongly curved, fairly prominent, intersecondary veins usually absent; tertiary veins consistently but weakly percurrent; higher order veins distinct; areolation complete, very small. Petiole 0.5-1.5 cm, pubescent, becoming subglabrous when old, biglandular. Inflorescence 4.5-10.5 cm, spicate; peduncle 1-3.5 cm, pubescent to sparsely so; rhachis 3.5-7 cm, pubescent. Flowers 2.5-3.5 mm; lower hypanthium 1.5-2 mm, narrowed to a short neck, wholly densely pubescent; upper hypanthium 1-1.5 x 2.5-4 mm, pubescent. Fruit glabrous or finely pubescent, 1-1.7 x 0.6-1.3 cm, elliptic in side view, more or less terete, apex subacute to rounded, base rounded to truncate.


Guianas present, Guyana present, Southern America: Colombia (Colombia present); Peru (Peru present); Venezuela (Venezuela present), north-western Brazil present
Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana and north-western Brazil; only a single specimen has been seen from the Guianas (GU: 1).


No flowers or fruits have been seen from the Guianas.
The collection Polak 316 consists of fallen leaves and fruits as well as seedlings, all found under the parent tree. It is probably B. pallidovirens, but the material does not permit certainty. The species could well occur in the Guianas on distributional grounds.