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.
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 ).
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