Cephaelis ernesti Krause, Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin 6: 210. May, 1914, not Psychotria ernesti Krause, Verh. Bot. Ver. Brand. 50: 109. 1909.
Each of the three heads consists of three sessile flowers, the central one of which is without bracteoles, while the other two flowers have two small, suborbicular-broadly ovate bracteoles at their base.