Small tree. Whole inflorescence, including flowers, densely clothed in reddish brown rough-woolly hairs 0.5-1 mm. Leaves membranous, oblong-lanceolate, 6-10 by 2-3 cm, base attenuate, apex acute-acuminate, with ± blunt tip; Inflorescences between the leaves, in the basal part of innovations, of the Knema-type;
Asia-Tropical, Morobe Prov., Waria area, near Pema present, Papua New Guinea present
Malesia: Papua New Guinea (Morobe Prov., Waria area, near Pema); known only from the type, in K.
This species is characterized by a small stature, with slender twigs and small herbaceous leaves, the innovations, inflorescences, and flowers densely clothed in rufous rusty rough-woolly indumentum with hairs 0.5-1 mm long, and by the unique almost sessile synandrium. By the small stature and the finely verrucose inner surface of the perianth M. schlechteri seems related to species like M. crassipes, M. filipes, M. flos-culosa, M. pumila, and M. sogeriensis.