Monographs Details: Bertiera guianensis Aubl.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1967. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part VII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 17: 1-439.

Type. In woods of Aroura, French Guiana, Aublet.

As here interpreted there are several variations within this species which have been assigned to subspecific or varietal rank, based upon relative importance of vegetative and floral characters.