Palicourea elliptica Kunth

First published in F.W.H.von Humboldt, A.J.A.Bonpland & C.S.Kunth, Nov. Gen. Sp. 3: 369 (1819)
This name is a synonym of Psychotria guianensis

POWO follows these authorities in synonymising this name:

  • Bernal, R., Gradstein, R.S. & Celis, M. (eds.) (2016). Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia 1-2: 1-3068. Libro impreso. [Cited as Psychotria ernestii.]
  • Berry, P.E., Yatskievych, K. & Holst, B.K. (eds.) in Steyermark, J., Berry, P.E., Holts, B.K. (eds). (2004). Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana 8: 1-874. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis. [Cited as Psychotria ernestii.]
  • Taylor, C.M., Gereau, R.E. & Callmander, M. (2020). The identity of Mapouria (Rubiaceae, Psychotrieae). Taxon 69: 1072-1084. [Cited as Psychotria guianensis.]

This name was accepted following an alternative taxonomy by these authorities:

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Palicourea elliptica.]

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:


  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at and
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