FWTA 1: 54
Jansen 1448 (BR, NY, WAG); Jongkind 5316 (WAG)
Small understory tree or sarmentose shrub, rare in the high forest but more common in forest edges and thickets, resembling M. tenuifolia but with smaller leaves. Leaves simple, alternate, usually less than 10 cm (-15 cm), pale blue glaucous beneath, obovate; short petiole, margin entire; tip of the blade rounded/acute; ± 10 pairs of laterals. Slash fragrant. Fruit ± globular, to 5 cm Ø, with 6 ridges. Note: many collectors have described this species as “liana”; its habit therefore ranges from liana, through scandent shrub, to treelet.