Monographs Details: Stegolepis
Authority: Maguire, Bassett & Wurdack, John J. 1958. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part III. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 10: 1-156.
Family:Rapateaceae
Scientific Name:Stegolepis
Discussion:

The genus Stegolepis, like liapatca, has evolved perhaps 20 species. But unlike the latter, which has a broad distribution chiefly extra-Guayanan and at low altitudes, Stegolepis is confined to the Roraima Sediments at relatively high (400-2000 m) elevations. Taxonomic consideration of this rather complex genus is to be presented in a forthcoming issue of the Memoirs.