Monographs Details: Paepalanthus perplexans var. wurdacki Moldenke
Authority: Maguire, Bassett, et al. 1953. The Botany of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 8 (2): 87-160.
Family:Eriocaulaceae
Description:Latin Diagnosis - Haec varietas a forma typica speciei recedit foliis 1.5-2.5 cm. longis, 2-2.5 mm. latis, capitulis subglobosis 4-5 mm. diametro.

Discussion:TYPE: on cumbre, frequent, 2000 m. alt., Serrania Park, Rio Paru, Cano Asisa Rio Ventuari, Amazonas, Venezuela, February 2, 1951, R. S. Cowan & J. J. Wurdack 31141; New York Botanical Garden. The typical form of the species is known only from Ptari-tepui, Bolivar.