Type. Tree 30 m, leaves rigid, coriaceous, deep green above with sulcate nerves, pale green beneath with elevated buff-yellow nerves; fruiting calyx green suffused with dull wine color, immature fruit pale green; wooded ridge, fila Danta, along provisional carretera from km 125 to 127, between Luepa and Cerro Venamo, Bolivar, Venezuela, 1200 m, 17 Apr 1960, J. A. Steyermark & S. Nilsson 255 (holotype, fr. NY).
The yellowish-green of the leaves at first glance relates this species to the genus Aiouea, so many of which display this distinctive leaf color. The general structure and venation, however, place it as a probable representative of Endlicheria, not far removed from the more southern, widespread species E. paniculata (Spr.) Macbride [E. hirsuta (Schott) Nees]. The fruit, even in the immature stage, shows characteristics of those often found in Endlicheria.