Type. "Alto Amazonas et Para in sylvis secus flumina Rio Negro et Amazonas, Martius s.n." (syntypes?, fl. fr. M).
Since the original publication is not available, nor either of the syntypes, I have had necessarily to depend on Mez' description and his cited Riedel 1303 (fl. NY), for a concept of the species.
The following numbers bear a resemblance to the species, though they do not entirely agree in every respect: Steyermark dc Wurdack 1249 (y. fr. NY), from Chimanta Massif, and Wurdack & Guppy 69 ([male] fl. NY) from Hato La Vergarena. Possibly there may be a relationship with Ocotea hemsleyana Mez, based on Jenman 878, 897, from "Kaiteur Savannah" British Guiana, neither of which have I seen.