Monographs Details: Miconia guaiquinimae Wurdack subsp. guaiquinimae
Authority: Maguire, Bassett & Wurdack, John J. 1961. The botany of the Guayana Highland--part IV (2). Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 10: 1-87.
Family:Melastomataceae
Description:Latin Diagnosis - Lamina usque ad 9 X 4.5 cm late elliptica apice subabrupte breviacuminata basi rotundato-obtusa proportione longitudinis/latitudini ca. 2:1.

Distribution and Ecology - VENEZUELA: Bolivar: Cerro Guaiquinima, Rio Paragua, infrequent in quebrada below southeast escarpment, alt. 1600-1700 m; tree 4 m high, flowers white and very fragrant; 7 Jan 1952, Bassett Maguire 33024 (holotype, NY), lower slopes of Ilu-tepui, occasional in low Clusia-Magnolia woodland on ridge east of Mesa Grande, alt. 1650 m; tree 10 m in bud; 9 Mar 1952, Maguire 33320 (paratype).