Roupala montana Aubl.

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Roupala

Category: Tree

Size: From 30 to 80' tall


Rounded grown. Dense, dark green leaves, pinnately compound, margin serrate, prominent veins. Cream flowers in racemes to 7" long.

...discovered by Aublet on the summit of the Serpent Mountain in Guiane, who informs us that the bark and wood if wounded emit a foetid smell, like that of the snakes of the country. Leaves simple and pinnated with an odd leaflet: lamina oval-lanceolate, quite entire. Anthers 3 times longer than the filaments. (Cult. Prot.)


Published in Hist. Pl. Guiane 1: 83 in 1775.

Native to Guyana.

Synonym Roupala pyrifolia Salisb. ex Knight.

Also published in Cult. Prot. 103 in 1809 (as "Ropala").


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