Monographs Details: Vaccinium puberulum Klotzsch ex Meisn. var. puberulum
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1978. The botany of the Guayana Highland--part X. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 29: 1-288.
Family:Ericaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. VENEZUELA. Edo. Bolivar: Gran Sabana, northwest of Arautaparij and Km 148 to the south of El Dorado, 1350-1400 m alt, 21 Dec 1970, Steyermark et al 104169; Chimanta Massif, along base of southeast-facing sandstone bluffs of Chimanta-tepui (Torono-tepuí), from south corner northeastward, 1700 m alt, 21 May 1953, Steyermark 75513; Chimanta Massif, Torono-tepui, north-facing slopes on summit above valley of Caño Mojado, 2030-2150 m alt, 21 Feb 1955, Steyermark & Wurdack 1015; Chimanta Massif, Torono-tepui, summit along Caño Mojado between base of upper fahs and drop to escarpment, 1895-1910 m alt, 23 Feb 1955, Steyermark & Wurdack 1069; Mount Roraima, southwestern slopes, 7400 ft, 6-12 Jan 1939, Pinkus 144, 146. Territorio de Amazonas: Cerro Sipapo (Paraque): Caño Negro 1500-1600 m alt, Maguire & Politi 27693, 28231; Caño Profundo, Maguire & Politi 27914, 28214; south terraces Peak IV, 1800 m alt, 3 Jan 1949, Maguire & Politi 28136; South Basin Savanna, 2000 m alt, 27 Jan 1949, Maguire & Politi 28663 Cerro Huachamacari, Rio Cunucunuma, Maguire et al 29805. 30284 Cerro Autana, 1230-1240 m alt, 20-22 Sep 1971, Steyermark 10138; Cerro Duida, Culebra Peak, 1200-1800 m alt, Maguire & Maguire 29107, 29116, 29120 Culebra Ridge, 1200 m alt, 19 Nov 1950, Maguire et al 29537; upper Caño Culebra, 1600 m alt, 21 Nov 1950, Maguire et al 29641; ridge west of Caño Culebra, 1700 m alt, 22 Nov 1950, Maguire et al 29685; Cerro Duida, North Escarpment, 1400 m alt, 23 Apr 1949, Maguire & Maguire 29108, 29121; ridge below North Escarpment, 1200 m alt, 18 Nov 1950, Maguire et al 29532; Serrania Yutaje, Cerro Coro-Coro, 1500 m alt, 2 Mar 1953, Maguire & Maguire 35490; Serrania Yutaje, Cerro Yutaje, left fork of Caño Yutaje, 1250-1400 m alt, 12-15 Feb 1953, Maguire & Maguire 35226, 35236, 35237, 35273; Serrama Paru, Rio Paru, Caño Asisa, Río Ventuari, cumbre along West Rim, 2000 m alt, 4-7 Feb 1951, Cowan & Wurdack 31248, 31289; Cerro Yapacana, cumbre 1000-1200 m 5-7 May 1970, Steyermark & Bunting 103136, 103187; Cerro Yapacana, Rio Orinoco, escarpment, 1150 m alt, 5 Jan 1951, Maguire et al 30729. Venezuelan-Brazilian Frontier: Serra do Sol, 2180 alt, 28 Dec 1954, Maguire & Maguire 40411.

Discussion:The following specimen is somewhat intermediate between var puberulum and VSLT cardonae. VENEZUELA. Edo. Bolivar: Meseta del Jaua, cumbre southeast portion, bordering a tributary of the Rio Marajano, 1750-1800 m alt, 22-28 Feb 1974, Steyermark et al 109543.
Distribution:Venezuela South America| Brazil South America|