Monographs Details: Cespedezia spathulata (Ruiz & Pav.) Planch.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett & Wurdack, John J. 1961. The botany of the Guayana Highland--part IV (2). Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 10: 1-87.
Discussion:In the revision of the genus by Dwyer, the range of this handsome tree was given as British Guiana, Colombia, Brazil, Peru, and Ecuador. It could reasonably have been expected to occur also in Venezuela. We now have the following three records, all from mixed submontane rain-forest in Terr. Amazonas, Venezuela: Cerro Huachamacari, Maguire, Cowan & Wurdack 30345; Cerro Yutaje, Maguire & Maguire 35027; and Cerro Coro-Coro, Maguire & Maguire 35511.