Monographs Details: Myrtus umbellata Desv. ex Ham.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1969. The botany of the Guayana Highland-part VIII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 18: 1-290.

Described from [French] Guiana, this species is represented by the type from Desvaux's herbarium, now at Paris, and by Field Mus. neg. 36447. As already noted by Amshoff (Rec. Trav. Bot. Neerl. 4 2 : 22. 1950), the plant is not myrtaceous but belongs to the genus Mouriri (Melastomataceae).