Monographs Details: Myrciaria cordata O.Berg
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1969. The botany of the Guayana Highland-part VIII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 18: 1-290.
Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Myrciaria cordata O.Berg
Description:Distribution and Ecology - BRITISH GUIANA. Roraima, Schomburgk 608 {¥, G, M I C H , W , isotypes);without locality, Schomburgk 957 (W, "ex hb. Berol.," sterile; K, ex hb. Berol., det.Berg, fl, lectotype), 608/957B (K, isotype). BRAZIL. Rio Branco, Sa. de Mairary,elev 600 m, Nov 1909 (fl). Vie 8437 (K).

Discussion:

This is apparently still known only from the original collections by Schomburgk, and from the additional specimen cited below. The obtuse, cordate and subsessile leaves are unique in the genus as far as known.

The holotype, "Rich. Schomburgk, coh. no. 957," in "hb. Berol.," is assumed to have been destroyed. The K e w specimen of the same number is chosen as lectotype because it was distributed from Berhn, and it was annotated by Berg. For an explanation of the numbering system used by the Schomburgk brothers, see the introduction to this paper.

Distribution:Guyana South America| Brazil South America|