In British Honduras, Yucatan, Peten, and in Cuba, this species is represented by
a scantily pubescent or essentially glabrous race with rather long-acuminate leaves
of a lanceolate type. Psidium sartorianum var yucatanense is often markedly different
from other Mexican and Central American varieties, in which the leaves tend to be
elliptic rather than lanceolate, with short-pointed or obtuse leaves. Simhar lanceolateleaved
extremes have been cohected a few times in South America, and are here referred
to the above variety:
CURAQAO. Near Knip, 16 Aug 1962 (fl), Bro. M . Arnoldo 2268 (MICH, N Y;
buds 4.5-5 m m long, pubescent at base, with apical 5-toothed pore 1 m m wide).
V E N E Z U E L A . Bolivar: Altiplanicie de Nuria, E of Miamo, toward Hato de Nuria,
elev 500-600 m, 16 Jan 1961 (bud), Steyermark 88529 (MICH).
The type of Mitranthes gardneriana Berg, Mart. Fl. Bras. 14(1): 354. 1857
(Alagoas, Gardner 1311, isotype at N Y ) , is indistinguishable from Psidium sartorianum
var yucatanense except that the buds are puberulent at base (only), and
6-7 m m long. Leaves ovate, long-acuminate, up to 2 cm wide, 5 cm long; petioles 5
m m long; leaves glabrous, the lower surface convex-glandular; branchlets, peduncles
and bases of buds minutely puberulent; buds calyptrate, obovoid-fusiform with prominent
apiculum; style hairy, 5 m m long.