Monographs Details: Geophila cordifolia var. peruviana Steyerm.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1972. The botany of the Guayana Highland--part IX. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 23: 1-832.
Family:Rubiaceae
Description:Latin Diagnosis - A var cordifolia foliorum laminis majoribus magis ovato-suborbicularibus vel late ovatis 7-10 × 5-8.5 cm differt; stipulis 3.5-6 × 3-5 mm.

Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. Peru and Bolivia. PERU. Loreto: Santa Rosa, lower Río Huallaga below Yurimaguas, alt 135 m, 1—5 Sep 1929, Killip & Smith 28757; Mishuyacu, near Iquitos, alt 100 m, May-Jun 1930, Klug 1423; prope Yurimaguas, ad flumen Huallaga, May 1855, Spruce 3870. BOLIVIA. Mapiri, alt 1500 m, May 1886, Rusby 2106.

Discussion:

Type. Cahuapanas, on Río Pichis, Dept. Junin, Peru, alt 340 m, 20-21 Jul 1929, E. P. Killip & A. C. Smith 26780 (holotype NY, isotype US).

In this variety, the leaves average relatively broader with respect to the length of the leaf blades, giving a more ovate-suborbicular appearance, and the stipules are relatively longer, those of var cordifolia varying from 2-3.5 × 1.8-2.5 mm, whereas in var peruviana the dimensions are 3.5-6 × 3-5 mm.