Monographs Details: Schefflera gracillima 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 - K n o w n only from the summits of Cerro Sarisariiiama and Cerro Jaua of the Meseta del Jaua, Estado Bolivar. V E N E Z U E L A . Estado Bolivar, Meseta del Jaua: tree 3 m , Cerro Jaua, cumbre de la porcion central-occidental,60 k m noroeste de la mision de C a m p a m e n t o Sanidad del Rio Kanarakuni, 1922- 2100 m ah, 22-27 M a r 1967, Steyermark 97859 (paratype N Y ) ; tree 2.5 m, cumbre, porcion sur-oeste, selva de galeria al borde del tributario del Rio M a rajano, Cerro Jaua, 1750-1800 m ah, 22-28 Feb 1974, Steyermark, Carrefio E.& Brewer-C 109373 (holotype V E N , isotype N Y ) ; tree 3 m , cumbre, porcion suroeste, cresta de promontorio con sabana y bosque enano, C e n o Jaua, 2228-2250 m alt, 27 Feb 1974, Steyermark, Carreho E . & Brewer-C. 109573 (paratype N Y ) .

Discussion:

Type. Cumbre, Cerro Jaua, Meseta del Jaua, porcion sur-oeste, selva de galeria al borde del tributario del rio Marajano, 1750-1800 m ah, 4°48'50"N Lat, 64°34'10"W Long, 22-28 Feb 1974, Julian A. Steyermark, Victor Careho Espinoza & Charles Brewer-Carias 109373 (holotype V E N ) .

This species is noteworthy in the very elongated slender peduncles and branches of the inflorescence, and the m u c h reduced size of the leaflets which are finely and densely strigillose on the lower surface.

Distribution:Venezuela South America|