Monographs Details: Myrciaria vismeifolia (Benth.) O.Berg
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 - BRITISH GUIANA. Upper Mazaruni River basin, Kako River, fluvial forest,elev 500 m, 25 Sep 1960 (fl), Tillett & Tillett 45543 (MICH), elev 470 m, 18 Sep1960 (fr), Tillett & Tillett 45462 (NY). SURINAME. Bakhuis Mountains, leftbranch of the Coppename R., 3 Feb 1965 (fl), Florschiitz & Maas 2730 (MICH, U ) ;on levee of the right branch of the Coppename R., near 4° 10' N, 56°20' W , 13 May1963 (fr), Wessels Boer 1349 (MICH, U ) . F R E N C H GUIANA. Riviere Tampoc,18-24 Sep 1961 (fl), Serv. Forest. S.L. de Maroni 7911 (P).

Discussion:

Eugenia vismeaefolia Benth., Jour. Bot. Hook. 2: 320. 18

For description see Amshoff (Fl. Suriname 3(2): 110. 1951). The species was based on a cohection made by Schomburgk on the Rio Quitaro, British Guiana; no number was cited in the protologue, but the specimen under this name in Bentham's herbarium (K), bears the number 549; another sheet of the same number, named by Berg, is at W . Amshoff cites a number of collections from Suriname.

The fohowing cohection may be referred here for the present; the leaves are 10- 15 cm long, 3-4 cm wide, sharply acuminate, but the petioles quite glabrous in a fruiting specimen, and the leaves rounded rather than subcordate at base: BRITISH GUIANA. Kaieteur Plateau, Potaro River above Kaiatuk, 10 M a y 1944 (fr) Maguire & Fanshawe 23347 (MICH).

Distribution:Guyana South America| Suriname South America|