Monographs Details: Borreria pygmaea Spruce ex Schum. var. pygmaea
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1972. The botany of the Guayana Highland--part IX. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 23: 1-832.

Borreria pygmaea Spruce ex Schum., Mart. Fl. Bras. 6(6): 58. 1888.

The collection of Maguire, Wurdack & Bunting 36031 is intermediate between typical var pygmaea and the variety described below, having stems 6-10 cm tall, and, although the corollas are small (1.6-2 mm long) as in var pygmaea, their lobes are dorsally pubescent as in var robusta.