Monographs Details: Chorisepalum carnosum 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. A well marked scandent or subscandent shrub coUected only on the mesas of the Gran Sabana. VENEZUELA. Estado Bolívar: Ptari-tepuí, Steyermark 60852 (holotype F, isotype US); forested slopes Abacapa-tepuí, Chimanta, 750-1000 m elev, 5 Apr 1963, Steyermark 74824 (NY, VEN); common subepiphytic vining shrub. La Danta, 1200 m, 18 Apr 1960, Steyermark & Nilsson 279 (NY, VEN); scandent shrub, corolla dull green with purple-brown margins on lobes, in low montane forest, Cerro Uroi, 1000 m alt, 14 Sep 1962, Maguire, Steyermark & Maguire 53823 (NY, VEN, US); same, 14 Sep 1962, Maguire, Steyermark & Maguire 53854 (NY, VEN); spranghng epiphytic shrub, Cerro Venamo, 1400 m alt, 31 Dec 1963, Steyermark & Dunsterville 92442 (NY, VEN).

Discussion:5. Chorisepalum carnosum Ewan, Jour. Wash. Acad. Sci. 37: 394, fig 1A. 1947. Fig 68M-0, 71. Type. Base of Carrao-tepuí [Ptari-tepuí], 1450-1600 m alt, Estado Bolívar, Venezuela, 4-5 Dec 1944, Julian A . Steyermark 60852 (holotype F, isotype US).
Distribution:Venezuela South America|