Monographs Details: Chimarrhis microcarpa var. speciosa Steyerm.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1965. The Botany of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 12 (3): 1-285.
Description:Latin Diagnosis - A var. microcarpa differt corollis brevioribus 2-2.5 mm longis et ramis inflorescentiarum longioribus, inflorescentiis supra ramos primaries 6-11 cm altis 10-17 cm latis, inflorescentiis ultimis 3-5 cm altis 5-6 cm latis.

Discussion:The var. speciosa is thus far known only from the central portion of the coastal cordillera of Venezuela, and is separated from var. microcarpa by having showier, larger inflorescences on more elongated primary axes of the peduncle and smaller corollas. Some intermediate specimens exist in Venezuela in which the peduncles attain 7-15 cm in length and the inflorescences m a y be 10 cm broad and 6.5-7 cm high above the secondary lateral axes. These specimens are represented by Steyermark 87104, 89961, and Bernardi 5943, all from Parque Nacional de Guatopo, Estado Miranda.