Monographs Details: Marlierea montana (Aubl.) Amshoff
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1969. The botany of the Guayana Highland-part VIII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 18: 1-290.
Family:Myrtaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - known from the Guianas, but as far as I know not reported from Venezuelaexcept from the vicinity of Mt. Roraima. V E N E Z U E L A . Bolivar: upper Rio Hachaand Rio Icabaru, elev 450-850 m, 29 Dec 1955 (fl), Bcmardi s n (hb. 2691) ( N Y ).F R E N C H GUIANA. Savane de Malgache, near St. Laurent, 19 Dec 1954 (fr),Cowan 38871 ( M I C H ) ; without locahty, Richard (P, type oi M . richardiana).

Discussion:

Eugenia montana Aubl., PI. Guiane Fr. 495. pi. 195. 1775.

Marlierea suffruticosa Berg, Linnaea 27: 16. 1855.

Marlierea richardiana Berg, Linnaea 30: 650. 1861.

In the protologue of Marlierea suffruticosa, Berg cited Hostmann 1176, and Kegel 216 and 1126, saying merely "v.s. in herb. \'indob. et Kegel." I have not seen the Kegel specimens, but a specimen of Hostmann 1176 at \V, annotated by Berg, may be taken as lectotype. The specimen consists of a plant less than 20 cm high, but otherwise it seems not to differ from ordinary plants of M . montana

Distribution:Guyana South America| Venezuela South America| French Guiana South America|