Monographs Details: Myrcia tafelbergica 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 - B R I T I S H G U I A N A . Imbaimadai Savannas, upper Mazaruni River, elev 550 m, 24Oct 1951 (fl), Maguire & Fanshawe 32249 ( M I C H ).

Discussion:

distinctive species, referred by Amshoff to Myrcia (i.e., not to Aulomyrcia) because of the relatively broad flat staminal ring surrounding the nearly flat summit of the ovary; the whole interior of the flower is sericeous, and nearly flat as in most species of sect Myrcia. In other respects, however, including the soft pale reddish pubescence that covers the entire inflorescence, the thinly leathery leaves that are almost featureless on the upper surface when dry and finely verruculose beneath, and especially in the partly deciduous calyx-lobes, M . tafelbergica seems more closely akin to the Armeriela-Marlierea complex, and it is considered here as a member of sect Armeriela. It is known from a number of collections from the Tafelberg, Suriname, and also the following, which I have compared with an isotype, Maguire 24441, at U.

Distribution:Guyana South America|