...discovered in Guiane, by Mr. Joseph Martin... Leaves simple; lamina shortly petiolated, broadly lanceolate, quite entire. Anthers twice as long as the filament. The glaze upon the leaves in the specimen before me, appears artificial rather than natural; they are however undoubtedly glossy on their upper surface. (Cult. Prot. R. laurifolia)
Published in Pl. Guian. 1: 26 in 1805.
Native to Guyana.
Synonym Roupala laurifolia Salisb. ex Knight. (Tropicos)