Monographs Details: Gongylolepis benthamiana var. pubescens Maguire
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
Description:Latin Diagnosis - Var. benthamianae similis sed ramis foliisque et axibus inflorescentiarum dense sericeo-tomentosis, demum plus minusve glabrescentibus; paniculis multicapitatis, capitulis 12-15.

Discussion:

TYPE: shrub or small tree to 5 m high, extreme pubescent form, rocky slopes and elevations, savannas, north side of Rio Aponguao, Gran Sabana, at 1200 m alt., Edo. Bolivar, Venezuela, March 27-28, 1952, Bassett Maguire 33640 (NY).

Typically G. genthamiana is glabrous and has fewer than eight heads. The new variety is fairly common in the type locality, and seems to be the prevailing form there.