Monographs Details: Myrcia saxatilis (Amshoff) 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 - S U R I N A M E . Lucie River, on rocks, 14 M a y 1926 (fl), Stahel 372 (U, type);Raleigh vallen, 29 Nov 1954 (bud), Mennega 559 (U); line from Lucie River toWilhelmina Mts., near k m 14, low forest, margin of granite flat, 6 Aug 1963 (fl),Schulz 10338 ( M I C H , U ) ; Raleigh Fahs, Coppename River, 18 Aug 1923 (fl), Stahel6273 (NY, mixed with Calyptranthes pullei). BRAZIL. Amapa: Rio Oiapoque, Mt.Carupina, on soil overlying granite, elev 300 m, 15 Oct 1960 (bud), Pires & Westra48851 ( M I C H ).

Discussion:

Aulomyrcia saxatilis Amsh., Rec. Trav. Bot. Neerl. 39: 154. 1942

For description see Amshoff (Fl. Suriname 3(2): 84. 1951). As implied by Amshoff (Fl. Suriname 3(2): 85. 1951), this plant is similar in many respects to Myrcia ('Aulomyrcia") inaequiloba; she went so far as to suggest it might be "only an extreme form" of that species. It may readily be distinguished from M . inaequiloba by the small leaves and short, corky-rimose petioles. It may be more common than the few collections suggest, but its exact status and the details of its distribution are unknown. Some specimens superficially resemble those of M . guianensis, but in that species the midvein is slightly convex, the bracts deciduous, and the ovary trilocular

Distribution:Suriname South America|