Omnino glabra, foliis pro genere minuscuhs, 3-7(-10) m m longis, plerumque bifariis,
floribus circiter octandris.
A shrub, or vinelike, 0.3-1.5 m high; leaves on flowering branchlets mostly tworanked,
the blades arcuate-recurved and one above another; calyx-lobes 1-1.5 mm
V E N E Z U E L A . Bolivar: Chimanta Massif, summit of Apacara-tepui, elev 2450-
2500 m, 21-22 Jun 1953 (fl, fr), Steyermark 75903 (MICH, type); Central section,
east branch headwaters Rio Tirica, elev 2185-2210 m, 13 Feb 1955 (fl), Steyermark
& Wurdack 864 ( N Y ) ; Torono-tepui, E of N escarpment, elev 1895-1910 m, 20
Feb 1955 (fr), Steyermark & Wurdack 946 (MICH).
This form occurs on Chimanta in the same general area as Ugni myricoides f
grossa, from which it is superficially very distinct. Steyermark and Wurdack noted
the vegetative differences in the field.