Monographs Details: Schefflera montana (Gleason) Maguire & Steyerm.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1984. The Botany of the Guyana Highland - Part XII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 38: 1-84.
Family:Araliaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Mesa summits western Estado Bolivar and Amazonas, Venezuela.V E N E Z U E L A . Territorio Amazonas, Cerro Duida: Ridge 25, 5500-6000 ft, 26Nov-16 Dec 1928, Tate 458 (holotype N Y ) ; small tree to 4 m , flowers brown, inopen scrub, Caiio Negro basin, north slopes and ridges at 2000-2300 m alt, 23N o v 1950, Maguire, C o w a n & Wurdack 29686 (NY); Savanna Hills, 1350 m ah,11 Feb 1975, Tillett, Ferrigni & Zorrilla 750-30 (VEN). Cerro Huachamacari:shrub or small tree to 5 m , occasional in cumbre, 1700 m alt, 4 D e c 1950, Maguire,Cowan & Wurdack 29811 ( N Y , V E N ) ; shrub or small tree to 4 m , occasional onRidge Summit, East Ridge N o . 1, 1820 m alt, 8 Dec 1950, Maguire, C o w a n &Wurdack 30078 ( N Y , V E N ) ; shrub to 2 m , flowers cream-colored, frequent onsummit of East Escarpment, 1900 m alt, 11 D e c 1950, Maguire, C o w a n & Wurdack 30109 ( N Y , V E N ) ; small tree to 4 m , 1-foholate, frequent, escarpment ridge at 1800 m ah, 14 Dec 1950, Maguire, Cowan &: Wurdack 30215 ( N Y , V E N ) ; tree5 m , unifoliolate, c a m p to S W escarpment, 1850 m alt, 17 Dec 1950, Maguire,Cowan & Wurdack 30309 (NY). Cerro Paru: shrub 1.5-2.5 m , occasional westrim, 31 Jan 1951, C o w a n & Wurdack 31101 (NY, V E N ) ; spare trees 1-4 m,frequent in cumbre south of valley head, sabanita and scrub forest, 2000 m elev,2 Feb 1951, C o w a n & Wurdack 31129 (NY). Estado Bolivar: small tree withwand-like slender stems leafy only at tip, Cerro Jaua, 1900-2100 m alt, 22-27M a r 1967, Steyermark 97848 (VEN, N Y ) ; tree 8 m , leaves coriaceous, tawnybelow, cumbre, 1400 m alt, Cerro Sarisariiiama, Meseta del Jaua, 16-18 Feb\91 A, Steyermark, Carrefio E . & Brewer-Carias 109174 ( V E N , N Y ) .

Discussion:

Didymopanax montanum Gleason, Bull. Torrey Club 58: 434-435. 1931.

Type. Shrub 10 ft high, slopes of Ridge 25, 5500-6000 ft. Mount Duida, Territorio Amazonas, Venezuela, 26 N o v - 1 6 Dec 1928, G. H . H . Tate 458 (holotype N Y ).

Distribution:Venezuela South America|