Collection Details

Species: Himatanthus sp. Jeh1233

Apocynaceae Himatanthus sp. Jeh1233
J. E. Householder 2344

Collection Date: 5 March 2013
Determined By: J. E. Householder
Determination Date: 12 October 2013
Institution: INPA


Continent: South America

Country: Brazil

Region: Amazonas

Subregion: Barcelos

Closest Town: Barcelos

Locality Description: Rio Aracá, northern tributary of Rio Negro.

DD Latitude: -0.10673

DD Longitude: -63.3911

Coordinate uncertainty: 1000 m

Min. Elevation: 50 m


Habitat Description: Headwaters region along igarapé (channel) dominated by Mauritia flexuosa. The channel drains a large flooded savana region about 4km upstream. Hydrology ranges from moderately flowing stream channel to stagnant pool with ~50cm of standing water. Water black, free of sediment.

Soil Description: Substrate composed of two to three meters of root mass, mainly comprised of dead Mauritia flexuosa root. Underlain by very fine, white sand that covers entire region.

Habitat: Aguajal

Botanical Data

Plant Notes: Tree to 3m. Profuse white latex.

Habit: Tree

Other Data

Research Site: Rio Aracá

Project: Aguajal Project