Monographs Details: Licania heteromorpha var. revoluta Prance
Authority: Prance, Ghillean T. 1989. Chrysobalanaceae. Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 9S: 1-267. (Published by NYBG Press)
Family:Chrysobalanaceae
Description:Description - Leaves 2-4.5 × 1.1-2.3 cm, the margins revolute; anthers deltoid. Habitat. Forest on terra firme, clay soil.

Discussion:This variety is quite distinct from var. heteromorpha and the other varieties of the species by its much smaller, thickly coriaceous leaves with revolute margins and a rounded to retuse apex. It is possibly a distinct species, but I hesitate to describe it as such on the basis of a single collection and in this complex, because there is a great deal of morphological variation in var. heteromorpha. It also differs from other varieties of L. heteromorpha in the deltoid anthers, which also occur in the closely related L. intrapetiolaris. The anthers are distinctive because in the dried material the pointed apex is much darker in color than the broad basal portion.