Authority: Berg, Cornelius C. 2001. Moreae, Artocarpeae, and (Moraceae): With introductions to the family and and with additions and corrections to Flora Neotropica Monograph 7. Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 83: 1-346. (Published by NYBG Press)
Discussion:Fertile material of this species can be easily distinguished from Naucleopsis concinna by the sparse indumentum of the involucral bracts and the aculeate free parts of the perianth of the pistillate flower. Sterile material of both species can hardly or not be separated. Naucleopsis ternstroemiiflora also resembles the smallleaved form of N. caloneura (in Pará), which often has few (down to 4) pistillate flowers in the pistillate inflorescence. Nauacleopsis ternstroemiiflora can be distinguished from the latter by the very sparse indumentum on the involucral bracts and the relatively short petiole, to 1 cm long. The stipules of N. ternstroemiflora tend to be subpersistent and the epidermis of the petiole tends to flake off.