Monographs Details: Schefflera coriacea subsp. neblinae (Marchal) Maguire, Steyerm. & Frodin
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1984. The Botany of the Guyana Highland - Part XII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 38: 1-84.
Family:Araliaceae
Description:Species Description - A subsp. coriacea stylis plerumque tribus.

Distribution and Ecology - Montane slopes ofthe Brazilian-Venezuelan Amazonian frontier region, and the summit of Cerro Marahuaca, Amazonas, Venezuela. B R A Z I L. Amazonas: slope of Pirapucu, Sena da Neblina, 1300 m alt, 26 Jan 1966, Silva & Brazao 60903 (holotype N Y ) ; upper slopes of Sena Parima, south of Auaris, 4°3'N Lat, 64°22' Oeste Long, 1400-1520 m alt, 10 Feb 1969, Prance, Steward, R a m o s & Farias 9796 (NY). V E N E Z U E L A . Territorio Amazonas, C e n o Marahuaca: 2750 m ah, 3°10'N, 65°31'Oeste, Feb 1975, Tillett, Colvee et al. 752-344 (VEN); treelet 2 m high, leaflets tawny below, coriaceous, cumbre, seccion suroriental 2685 m ah, Lat 3°37'N, Long 65°21' Oeste, 15 Jan 1981, Maguire, Steyermark, Brewer-Carias, Maguire & Carreho E. 65596 (NY, VEN); cumbre, seccion noroccidental, 2500 m ah, Lat 3°30'N, Long 65°16'Oeste, 16 Feb 1981, Steyermark, Brewer-Carias & Liesner 124387 (NY, M O , V E N ) ; same data, 16 Feb 1981, Steyermark, Brewer-Carias & Liesner 124452 ( N Y , M O , V E N ) .

Discussion:

Type. Tree 3 m high, 10 c m diam, calyx yellowish, corolla cream, slope of Pirapucu, Serra da Neblina, 1300 m ah, Rio Negro, Rio Cauaburi, Rio Maturaca, 26 Jan 1966, Nilo T. Silva & Umbelino Brazao 60903 (holotype N Y ) .

The trilocular ovaries and brown pubescence ofthe lower surface ofthe leaflets relate Schefflera coriacea subsp. neblinae to S. umbellata, but the non-decurrent leaflets and superposed verticels ofthe inflorescence suggest a closer affinity with S. coriacea.