Monographs Details: Gongylolepis benthamiana R.H.Schomb.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett, et al. 1953. The Botany of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 8 (2): 87-160.

The type, Rob. Schomburgk 1583, was collected from the savannas near the "Caramang"or Carimani River, headwater tributary of the Mazaruni Rivers, within "35 miles" of Mt. Roraima (probably within the Venezuelan boundary). The species is known generally from the Gran Sabana region from Auyán-tepuí to Roraima.