Aulomyrcia cuneata Berg, Linnaea 27: 72. 1855.
The type, and other specimens from northern Venezuela, have relatively broad
and often cuneate-obovate leaves up to 3-4 cm wide, and the pubescence of the inflorescence
is usually (but not always) more abundant than in other varieties. The
known altitudinal range of M . guianensis var cuneata is from about 900 to 2500 m
above sea level, whereas the other varieties are mostly found below 1000 m. V E N E ZUELA.
Merida?: Colonia Tovar, Fendler 387 (fl, F, N Y ) , 387 (fr, N Y ) , Moritz
1745 (isotype, B M ; Field Mus. neg. 31482); San Cristoval, elev "3000," Funck &
Schlim 1249 ( M I C H ) . D. F.: Cerro Naiguata, elev 1500-1635 m, 15-19 Nov 1963
(fr), Steyermark 92007 ( M I C H ) . Lara: Las Sabanetas, above Los Aposentos, elev
2530 m, 5 Feb 1944 (imm fr), Steyermark 55301 (F). Sucre: Headwaters of Rio
de Amana, elev 2000 m, 11 M a y 1945 (bud), Steyermark 62707 (F).
Apparently all the rest of the local populations of this species in northeastern
South America may be referred to the foUowing, the nomenclaturally typical variety,
which ranges chiefly in the lowlands from northern Venezuela and Trinidad through
the Guianas to Para and probably beyond, and inland in the Orinoco and Amazon