The peduncle and rachis vary from puberulent to glabrate, in fruiting condition usually becoming glabrate. The corolla bud has a close dense and more minute pubescence on specimens from the state of Miranda.
This species somewhat resembles P. crocea, but has much larger fruit with more widely separated ribs, and the inflorescence is usually broader than high or as broad as high with stouter branches and pedicels than in P. crocea. Palicourea semirasa Standi. (Field Mus. Publ. Bot. 7: 150. 1930) from Dept. Santander, Colombia, is very closely related to, if not identical with, P. fendleri, the chief difference being that the corolla (11-13 mm long) is papillose-puberulous at the apex only and the tube is more slender with a width of 2.5-3 mm.