Monographs Details: Marlierea suborbicularis McVaugh
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1969. The botany of the Guayana Highland-part VIII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 18: 1-290.

One specimen is referred here with some hesitancy. Apparently it is a part of a stunted or starved plant with some dead branchlets. The specimen is in bud only, the inflorescences reduced to 3- or 5-flowered racemes. The leaves are ellipticlanceolate rather than suborbicular, 3-5 cm long, 1-2 cm wide, obtuse, superficially unlike those of M . suborbicularis. In the wrinkled, turbinate, obtuse buds, however, and in the thickened pedicels and panicle-branchlets that shrink and wrinkle in drying, this plant suggests M . suborbicularis, which is otherwise known only from the type-locality, a savanna at about the same elevation in the same general area as the following: V E N E Z U E L A . Amazonas: Rio Orinoco, savanna at base of Cerro Yapacana, elev 150 m, 1 Jan 1951 (bud), Maguire et al 30565 ( N Y ).