Monographs Details: Stegolepis cardonae Maguire
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1965. The Botany of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 12 (3): 1-285.
Family:Rapateaceae
Description:Latin Diagnosis - Herbae perennes ad 1 m altae; vaginis probabiliter papyraceis in maturitate, lanceolatis, ad 3 dm longis, conduplicatis 2.5-3.0 cm latis, exauriculatis; laminis lineari-lanceolatis, firme papyraceis, ad 8 dm longis, 1.8-2.5 cm latis; costa prominenta; venis primariis prominulis 1-2 mm apartis; pedunculis 4-5, laevis, plurisulcatis, 1.8-2.5 mm latis, ad 6 d m longis, vulgo 3-5-spiculatis; spieulis ca. 12 mm longis, sepalis inclusis, fusiformibus; bracteolis ca. 20, 3-7 mm longis, 2.2-3.2 mm latis, lanceolatis, obtusiusculis, exterioribus earinatis, interioribus distale 1-nervatis; sepalis 3, ca. 18 mm longis, lanceolatis, unguibus 2-3 mm connatis; laminis induratis ca. 12-13 mm longis, lanceolatis, 4-5 mm latis, in anthesis reflexis; petalis 3, ca. 24 mm longis, brevi-unguibus, ca. 3 mm connatis; laminis plusminusve orbicularibus ca. 20 mm longis, dichotomate venosis; staminibus 6, filamentis 3-4 mm urceolare connatis, filamentis liberis ea. 6 mm longis, ca. 0.5 mm diam, baud compressis; antheris introrsis, lanceolatis, ca. 10 mm longis, valde corrugatis, lobis posterioribus co. 0.4 mm longis productis; ovario 3-loculare, loculis pluri-ovulatis; seminibus mihi ignotis.

Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. Known to me by one other collection: fls. amarilla, en suelo pantanoso, Cerro Acopan, alt. 1500-1800 m, Caroni, Guayana [Estado Bolivar], Octubre 1947, Cardona 2351 (NY, US).