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

This is a little known species somewhat resembling Psidium sartorianum but with considerably larger and broader, glabrous leaves with impressed midvein; the twigs are terete, somewhat strigose when young but not finely pubescent as in P. sartorianum; the pedicels are similarly strigose; the buds are 5-6 m m long, with a terminal pore.

Nomenclaturally, Psidium moritzianum was based on Moritz 1626 and Karsten 91, from Colonia Tovar "et alibi," Venezuela. Berg saw these specimens "in hb. Berol., Sonder, et Vindob." A sheet of Moritz 1626, ex hb. Sonder., was photographed at Vienna (Field Mus. neg. 31427), and may be considered as lectotype. I have seen duplicate sheets of this number at K, and at B M , but no other specimens except the lectotype itself. Apparently this is a distinct species but more material is needed for study.