Monographs Details: Quelchia x grandifolia Maguire, Steyerm. & Wurdack
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
Description:Latin Diagnosis - Frutex 2-3-metralis, caule erecto ligneo simplici solitario infra denudato aliter conferte folioso, parte media supraque densissime rufo-lanulosa, 1-1.2 cm diam.; foliis alternis densissime confertis patentibus vel adscendentibus breviter petiolatis, petiolis incrassatis, 0.5-1 cm longis, densissime rufo-lanulosis, laminis coriaceis late oblongis vel obovato-oblongis rotundatis basi obtusis supra atroviridibus lucidis subtus argenteo-viridibus vel ferrugineis supra glabris praeter costam mediam basi tomentosam subtus tomentosis novellis dense velutinis, 7-10.5 cm longis 3-6 cm latis, utrinque reticulato-venosis nervis lateralibus utroque latere 7-8; capitulorum glomerulis subsessilibus plerumque in axillis foliorum superiorum; capitulis congestis sessilibus unifloris subhemisphaericis cum bracteis foliosis extimis ovatis 1.5 cm longis 1 cm latis subtus brunneovelutinis, intimis subulatis vel lineari-lanceolatis extus ferrugineo-tomentosis praeditis; involucro oblongo-lanceolato, 12-13 mm longo 5-6 mm lato, phyllariis 9 chartaceis extus supra medium ferrugineo-lanulosis et extimis ciliolatis aliter glabris, extimis ovatis vel ovato-lanceolatis acutis vel acuminatis 6.5-7 mm longis, medianis intimisque ovato-lanceolatis vel lanceolatis subacutis vel obtusis 10-12 mm longis extus circa apicem laxe ferrugineo-lanulosis aliter glabris, corollis rosaceis; achaeniis 5-6 mm longis, glabris; pappo 7.5-8 mm longo, plerumque purpureo.

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TYPE: rocky slopes around zanjones between east and west branches of headwaters of Rio Tirica, Central Section, Chimanta Massif, Bolivar, Venezuela, 2185 m aJt., February 12, 1955, Julian A. Steyermark & John J. Wurdack 756 (holotype F). Paratypes: same data as above, Steyermark & Wurdack 755 (NY; east central portion of summit of Apacara-tepui, Chimanta Massif, 2450-2500 m alt., June 21-22, 1953, Steyermark 75913 (F, NY).