Monographs Details: Pagamea reducta Steyerm.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1965. The Botany of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 12 (3): 1-285.
Family:Rubiaceae
Scientific Name:Pagamea reducta Steyerm.
Description:Latin Diagnosis - Arbuseula 4-metralis, ramis terminalibus vel juvenilibus dense puberulentibus; stipularum vaginis 2.5-3.5 mm longis minutissime denseque pulverulentibus vel puberulentibus apice hispidulo-ciliolatis 8 dentibus 0.5-0.75 mm longis hispidulo-puberulentibus cacumine glabro excepto instructis; foliis petiolatis, petiolis 3-4 mm longis dense puberulentibus vel hispidulo-puberulentibus; laminis ovatis vel ovato- vel oblongo-ellipticis apice subiter aeutis vel aeutis basi aeutis vel acutiusculis 1-2.5 cm longis 0.5-1.2 cm latis, supra glabris, subtus costa media minute puberulenti-pulverulenti atque axillis nervorum lateralium 2-3 barbatis ceterum glabris; nervis lateralibus obsoletis vel nullis; inflorescentia 8-13 mm longo subcapitata 2-5-flora, pedunculo 2-9 mm longo ca. 1.5 m m lata ancipitali complanato superficie dense puberulenti angulis magis hispidulo-puberulis; calyce subturbinato 3-4 mm longo apice 3 mm lato basi 1.5 mm lato extus sparse puberulenti prope basin magis moderate puberulenti intus glabro infra medium costato, lobis 4 inaequalibus irregularibus triangulari-ovatis obtusis vel rotundatis 1-2 mm longis 0.75-1.5 mm latis marginibus costatisque ciliolatis; corolla rotato-subcampanulata vel subrotata 5.25-5.5 mm longa, tubo 1.5-2 mm longo basi 1.5 mm lato extus glabro intus fauce villosa ceterum glabro, lobis 4 ovato-oblongis obtusis apice cum appendice cucullato-infiexa 3.5-4 mm longis 1.5-2.1 mm latis extus glabris intus infra medium dense villosulis apicem versus glabratis vel sparse puberulis vel papillato-puberulentibus; antheris late oblongis 1.5 mm longis, filamentis 2 mm longis glabris; stylo 2.5-3 mm longo.

Discussion:This species is noteworthy for having the upper one-third to one-half of the inner surface of the corolla-lobes glabrous, glabrate, or only partly pubescent down the center in contrast to the lower half, which is densely villosulous. Additional distinguishing characters of this taxon are the short, few-flowered peduncles, the very small leaf-blades with only 2-3 tufts of barbate hairs in the axils of the lower leaf-surface, and the obsolete lateral nerves.