Monographs Details: Aspilia rubra Aristeg.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett & Wurdack, John J. 1957. The Botany of the Guiana Highland -- Part II. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 9 (3): 235-392.
Family:Asteraceae
Scientific Name:Aspilia rubra Aristeg.
Discussion:

HOLOTYPE: herb 0.3-1 m, rays 11-12 orange-red, disc flowers orange, occasional at savanna edge between Puerto Ayacucho and Sanariapo, elev. 100-120 m, Territorio Amazonas, Venezuela, Nov. 11, 1953, Bassett Maguire, John J. Wurdack, & George S. Bunting 36147 (NY). Paratype: Carretera Puerto Ayacucho hacia la Boca del Rio Sanariapo, alt. 120 m, Territorio Amazonas, Venezuela, May, 1940, Llewelyn Williams 13078, Instituto Botanico, Caracas, Venezuela.

A. rubra is characterized by its red flowers which are very exceptional in the genus.