Monographs Details: Chimantaea
Authority: Maguire, Bassett, et al. 1957. Botany of the Chimanta Massif - I Gran Sabana, Venezuela. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 9 (3): 393-484.
Family:Asteraceae
Scientific Name:Chimantaea
Description:Latin Diagnosis - Capitulis solitariis, terminalibus, majusculis, multifloris (20-50); phyllariis gradatis acutis, multiseriatis; receptaculo plano-convexo pubescenti; paleis paucis (2-5), marginalibus; corollis actinomorphicis, membraneis, tubo 5-nervato, intus ad sinus pilosis, lobis erectis vel recurvatis, plus minusve barbellatis, 2-nervatis, tubum excedentibus; filamentis in sinibus affixis, antheris sagittatis, appendicibus caudatis linearibus liberis; granis pollinis luteis tricolporatis sulcis longiacutis, prolatis vel prolato-sphaeroidiis, spinulosis, axibus polaris 50-55 µ longis; stylis sursum asperulis, ramis erectis brevibus indifferentiatis; achaeniis prismaticis 10-costatis, glabris vel pubescentibus; annulo deficienti; corona 5-partitolobata, lobis saepe ad basim liberis; pappo ?-4-seriatis, setis inaequaliter longis, ad basim compressis, sursum barbellatis, ad apicem subgeniculatis, appendicibus aristatis.

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Typus: Chimantaea mirabilis Maguire, Steyermark & Wurdack.