Monographs Details: Myrcia bolivarensis (Steyerm.) McVaugh
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 - E N E Z U E L A . Amazonas: Serrania Yutaje, Rio Manapiare, Cerro Yutaje, belowsummit, elev 2100 m, 17-19 Feb 1953 (imm fr), Maguire 35315 ( M I C H ) ; CerroSipapo (Paraque), Cafio Profundo, elev 1500 m, 10 Jan 1949 (bud), Maguire &Politi 28285 ( M I C H ) , 12 Jan 1949 (bud), Maguire & Politi 28320 ( M I C H ) ; CerroDuida, Rio Cunucunuma, Culebra Creek drainage, elev 1500 m, 19 Nov 1950 (bud),Maguire et al 29550 ( M I C H ) ; Cerro Huachamacari, Rio Cunucunuma, elev 1100m, 20-21 Dec 1950 (fl), Maguire et al 29963 (MICH). Bolivar: Ptari-tepui,elev 1810-2100 m, 30 Oct 1944 (fl), Steyermark 59534 (F, isotype); Quebrada0-paru-ma, between Sta. Teresa de Kavanayen and Rio Pacairao, elev 1065-1220 m,20-21 Nov 1944 (imm fr), Steyermark 60435 {¥); Cerro Venamo, toward theGuiana boundary, elev ca 1400 m, 31 Dec 1963 (sterile), Steyermark et al 92466(MICH). BRITISH GUIANA: Upper Mazaruni River basin, N E side of Mt.Ayanganna, mixed evergreen forest below 762 m, 3 Aug 1960 (fl), Tillett et al 45012(MICH).

Discussion:

Aulomyrcia bolivarensis Steyerm., Fieldiana Bot. 28: 1004. 1957.

A shrub or small tree, described at length by Steyermark in the protologue. The leaves are firm, usually drying silvery-green beneath, much darker and impressedpunctate above; the midvein is deeply impressed above and, as Steyermark noted, the caudate-acuminate tip is characteristic. The delicate silky-pubescent 5- to 15- flowered panicles are rarely more than 1.5 cm long, one or two fruits 6-8 m m in diam usually maturing in each. The flowers are usually 4-merous but occasionahy 5-merous; the calyx-lobes even in fruit are incompletely or not at all deciduous, but the species seems certainly related to others in sect Armeriela, e.g., M . albidotomentosa, M . minutiflora.

Distribution:Venezuela South America| Guyana South America|