Monographs Details: Myrcia tepuiensis Steyerm.
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 - V E N E Z U E L A . Bolivar: "Misia Kathy Camp" between Ptari-tepui and Sororopantepui,elev 1615 m, 15-17 Nov 1944 (bud), Steyermark 60284 {¥, type). Otherwiseknown only from two paratypes from Sororopan-tepui, Steyermark 60085, 60148(both F ) , and the following: Ilu-tepui, Gran Sabana, west-facing slopes below topescarpment, elev 2300-2650 m, 17 Mar 1952 (fr), Maguire 33471 ( M I C H ).

Discussion:

This is apparently a somewhat localized montane representative of the complex that includes Myrcia fallax. The leaves are small (3-7 cm long) and obtuse or shortly and bluntly acuminate, on relatively short petioles (2-4 or sometimes 6 m m long); the pubescence of the entire plant is scanty and the flowers are relatively small.

Distribution:Venezuela South America|