Monographs Details: Macrocarpaea bracteata Ewan
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1978. The botany of the Guayana Highland--part XI. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 32: 1-391.
Family:Gentianaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. VENEZUELA. Estado Lara, Los Apostentos: Steyermark 55224 (holotype US); wet meadow. Las Sabanetas, 2400-2500 m, 5 Feb 1944, Steyermark 55287 (F, NY).

Discussion:Macrocarpaea bracteata Ewan, Contr. U.S. Nat. Herb. 29: 236, pl. 5. 1948. Type. In moist cloud forest, Palajosco, above Los Apostentos, Estado Lara, Venezuela, 2400-2500 m, 4 Feb 1944, Julian A . Steyermark 55224 (holotype US). Ewan (1948) relates Macrocarpaea bracteata to the Peruvian M. stenophylla of his sect Magnifoliae. Apparently in neither of the cited collections is adequate flowering material available.
Distribution:Venezuela South America|