Monographs Details: Chorisepalum ovatum var. ovatum
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. Originally known only by the unicate type collection made on Cerro Duida, the range of the species is now extended to Cerro Paru and Cerro Sipapo. Gleason attributes (Bull. Torrey Club 58: 452) relationship of the genus to the genera Rusby anthus and Macrocarpaea.VENEZUELA. Territorio Amazonas: Cerro Duida, G. H. H. Tate 462 (holotype NY, unicate). Cerro Parú: 1600 m alt, Rio Ventuari, 11 Feb 1949, Phelps & Hitchcock 468 (NY). Cerro Sipapo, Rio Cuao: shrub 3 m high, flowers green, thickets. Lower Caño Negro, 1400 m alt, rare, 25 Dec 1948, Maguire & Politi 27921 (NY, VEN, S, RB); shrub or small tree 5 m high, Caño Profundo, north branch. East Terrace, 1600 m alt, 8 Jan 1949, Maguire & Politi 28224A (NY, VEN, US); shrub 2 m high, flowers green, occasional in boulder breaks. Upper East Basin; 5500 ft alt, 20 Jan 1949, Maguire & Politi 28456 (NY, F, US, VEN, GH).

Discussion:la. Chorisepalum ovatum Gleason, Bull. Torrey Club 58: 452, fig 5. 1931. var ovatum Fig 68q:-7. Type. Straggling shrub 8 ft high, with large, green, tubular flowers, base of the slope of Ridge 25, 5200 ft, Cerro Duida, Terrkorio Amazonas, Venezuela, 25 Nov-16 Dec 1928, G. H. H. Tate 462 (holotype NY, unicate).
Distribution:Venezuela South America|