Monographs Details: Persea fastigiata L.E.Kopp var. fastigiata
Authority: Maguire, Bassett & Wurdack, John J. 1964. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part V. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 10: 1-278.
Family:Lauraceae
Description:Latin Diagnosis - A var. pilosa et var. sericea foliis plerumque oblanceolatis, sparse strigulosis, marginibus leviter recurvatis, rachide sparse fulvo-strigosa, seriei III staminodiis differt.

Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. Found on the summit of Cerro Huachamacari and summit and slopes of Cerro Neblina, sandstone mountains of southern Venezuela. Amazonas. Cerro Huachamacari: occasional in vicinity of Summit Camp, 1800 m, Maguire, Cowan, & Wurdack 30019; flowers cream-colored, W rim of Ridge I between Summit Camp and east escarpment, 1850 m, Maguire, Cowan, tO Wurdack 30130; tree 10 m, inflorescence reddish, occasional in vicinity of Summit Camp, 1800 m, Maguire, Cowan, & Wurdack 30199. Cerro de Neblina: uppermost escarpment slopes south of Camp 3, 1700 m, Maguire, Wurdack, & Bunting 36958; banks of Caño Grande SSW of Cumbre Camp, 1050-1100 m, Maguire, Wurdack, & Maguire 42197.

Discussion:Type. Cerro Huachamacari, Rio Cunucunuma, Amazonas, Venezuela, 11 Dec 1950, Bassett Maguire, R. S. Cowan, & John J. Wurdack 30130 (holotype, NY).