Monographs Details: Simira myriantha (Standl.) Steyerm.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1972. The botany of the Guayana Highland--part IX. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 23: 1-832.
Family:Rubiaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. Andes of Merida in Venezuela and adjacent Colombia. VENEZUELA. Merida: bosque nublado, Municipio Santo Domingo, alt 1600 m, 28 Sep 1953, Bernardi 987.

Discussion:

Sickingia myriantha Standi., Field Mus. Publ. Bot. 7:27. 1930.

Type. Las Nubes road, vicinity of Santa Marta, Dept. Magdalena, Colombia, alt about 1212 m, 3 Dec 1898, H. H. Smith 1810.

The form of the corolla of this taxon resembles that of Simira longifolia with very short corolla lobes which are barely imbricate, but the arrangement of the ovules is quite different. In S. longifolia the ovules are arranged in a vertical linear series and are horizontally placed, whereas in S. myriantha the ovules alternate in several series on a multiple plan. The inflorescence of S. myriantha resembles that of an Elaeagia, but the aestivation of the corolla differs. As in Elaeagia the filaments are barbate at the base and the corolla tube shows pilosity where adnate to the filaments. It should be noted that the stipules of S. myriantha are short, broadly deltoid, persistent, and only 3-4 mm long by 4 mm broad.

Distribution:Venezuela South America| Colombia South America|