Monographs Details: Stegolepis wurdackii subsp. chimantensis Maguire
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1965. The Botany of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 12 (3): 1-285.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. Known only from Chimanta: base of main escarpment, alt. 1700 m, above valley, Rio Tirica, 16 May 1953, Steyermark 75463 (NY).
Discussion:The two disparate populations, subsp. wurdackii on Neblina and subsp. chimantensis on Chimanta-tepui, are at once recognized to represent a common species, characterized by essentially identical habit and floral morphology. The Neblina population has become a plant of less robust habit, relatively few peduncles, and slightly larger spicules and flowers. The Chimanta population is more robust, productive of relatively larger numbers and somewhat coarser peduncles, and perceptibly smaller flowers.
The closest relative of S. wurdackii is; S. pauciflora Gleason of Cerro Duida.
Distribution:Venezuela South America