Monographs Details: Perama dichotoma var. scaposa (Gleason & Standl.) Steyerm.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett & Wurdack, John J. 1964. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part V. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 10: 1-278.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution: damp sandstone cliff faces and along streams on upper slopes and summits of the sandstone table mountains of Cerro Duida and Serrania Paru in western Venezuela, locally on the Kaieteur Plateau of British Guiana and Tafelberg in Surinam, at altitudes of 1430-2215 m. VENEZUELA. Amazonas: summit of Peak no. 7, summit of Mount Duida; alt. 2215 m; Aug 1928-April 1929, G. H. H. Tate 664 (holotype of P. scaposa, NY, isotype, F); Ridge 23 C, summit of Mount Duida, same date; Tate 704 (paratype of P. scaposa, NY); Caño Sapo, summit of Mount Duida; alt. 1938 m; Aug 1928-April 1929, Tate 597 (paratype of P. scaposa, NY); sandy stream bank at Central Camp, .summit of Mount Duida; alt. 1500 m; 20-28 Dec 1928, Tate 548 (paratype of P. scaposa, NY); on high moist ridge top, summit of Cerro Duida; alt. 1820-2075 m; 4 Sep 1944, Steyermark 58334 (F, NY); moist exposed cliff face with Brocchinia- tatei, Caño Negro, Cerro Duida; alt. 1560 m ; 25-26 Aug 1944, Steyermark 58033 (F, NY, VEN); occasional in cumbre along west rim, Serrania Paru; alt. 2000 m; 2 Feb 1951, Cowan d- Wurdack 31143 (NY); Serrania Paru; alt. 2000 m ; 4 Feb 1951, Cowan d' Wurdack 31208 (NY); frequent along Culebra Creek, Cerro Duida; alt. 1600 m; 22-24 April 1949, B. Maguire & B. Maguire, Jr. 29081 (NY) ; Caiio Negro basin, Cerro Duida; alt. 2000-2300 m; 23 Nov 1950, Maguire, Cowan, & Wurdack 29700 (NY). BRITISH GUIANA. Kaieteur Savannah; alt. 343 m; 4 Sep 1937, Sandwith 1353 (NY). SURINAM. Base of dripping cliffs, Tafelberg; 28 July 1944, Maguire 24192 (NY).


Fig. 78, D.

Perama scaposa Gleason & Standley, Field Mus. Bot. Ser. 7: 475-476. 1931.

Distribution:Venezuela South America| Guyana South America| Suriname South America|