Monographs Details: Malanea ursina Standl.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1965. The Botany of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 12 (3): 1-285.
Family:Rubiaceae
Scientific Name:Malanea ursina Standl.
Description: -

Latin Diagnosis - A fragment of the leaf of the type specimen is in the herbarium at F. It shows the leaf-blade with a lower surface moderately pubescent with short appressed hairs 0.3-0.5 mm long and occasional longer hairs and with the midrib and lateral nerves of the lower surface with hirsute spreading hairs 1-1.5 mm long. The upper surface is glabrous with prominently sulcate midrib and 6 lateral nerves on each side deeply sulcate. The photo of the holotype shows an inflorescence about 5 cm long and a peduncle 1.3 cm long; the glomerules of flowers are nearly all sessile, but the lowest two are on very short axes 1-2 mm long.