Monographs Details: Myrcia subsessilis var. ovalis O.Berg
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1969. The botany of the Guayana Highland-part VIII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 18: 1-290.

Myrcia subsessilis ß ovalis Berg, Linnaea 31: 252. 1862.

This was based entirely on Spruce 3399 ("spec, solitarium in herb. Mart."). I could not locate the type in Brussels in 1954, but I have seen an isotype at P (annotated by Berg), and other isotypes at C G E and W . I have compared the latter directly with Maguire et al 41592 and 42508, cited below, and I believe they represent the same taxon. VENEZUELA. Amazonas: Rio Yatua, Laja Catipan, elev 100-140 m, 26 Sep 1957 (bud), Maguire et al 41592 (MICH); Cerro de la Neblina, Rio Yatua, 650-1150 m, 29 Dec 1953 (fl), Maguire et al 36973, 36974 (both M I C H ) , 14-16 Nov 1957 (fl), Maguire et al 42060 (MICH), 25 Dec 1957 (bud), Maguire et al 42508 (MICH), 26 Dec 1957 (bud), Maguire et al 42524 (MICH).