Monographs Details: Mollia stellaris Meijer
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1978. The botany of the Guayana Highland--part X. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 29: 1-288.
Description:Latin Diagnosis - Species affinis Mollia ulei, sed differt in laminis latioribus ovatis, et plus conspicue acute dentatis; fructibus non valde vestitis; et staminibus non persistentibus.
Species Description - Small tree, young twigs hairy; leaf blades ovate 4-8 cm long, base rounded, apex short acuminate, margin sharp dentate, except along the apex, lower face densely stellate hairy on the midrib and lateral nerves, more scattered on the network of veins, upper face with scattered dark brown to blackish hairy tubercles; lateral nerves 2-3 pairs, the basal pair reaching towards the apex; strongly developed tertiary nerves between the midrib and the laterals and from the basal laterals towards the margin, where they end in the marginal dents some of which are connected by nerves of the next order; fruits on rather long (2-2.5 cm) hairy stalks, ehipsoid-globoid, slightly compressed and somewhat pointed near the apex and with tiny scales, easy to brush off, to 2.5 cm long and 2 cm across; seeds about 24 per fruit, flat, winged, about 10 mm long, the wing included, seed itself elliptic, brown, 5 mm long, 2 mm broad.
Discussion:Type. VENEZUELA: Bolivar: 50-100 km from the mouth of Rio Parguaza, 100 m alt, 1 Jan 1956, Wurdack & Monachino 41067 (holotype NY).