Monographs Details: Rapatea fanshawei var. minor Maguire
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1965. The Botany of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 12 (3): 1-285.
Description:Latin Diagnosis - Herbae diminutivae, 2.5-3.5 dm altae, aliter var. fanshawei similis.

Discussion:Known only from the type locality, but there developing a distinctive diminutive population consistently smaller in all features except the spikelets, which are equal to those of var. fanshawei. The larger more widespread variant was not noted in type area of the above.