Monographs Details: Schefflera chimantensis (Steyerm. & Maguire) 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:Distribution and Ecology - Kn o w n only from the summits of Ilu-tepui, Ptari-tepui, Auyantepuiand the Chimanta Massif of Estado Bolivar of the Guayana Highland.V E N E Z U E L A . Estado Bolivar, Ilu-tepui: tree 4-8 m high, leaves pubescent beneath,c o m m o n in low bush on cumbre slopes, saddle between North Peak andCentral Plateau, 2400 m ah. Gran Sabana, 15 M a r 1952, Maguire 33425 ( N Y ).Auyan-tepui: tree 3-5 m high, in quebrada below El Libertador, cumbre de laparte sur, 2050-2300 m ah, 15 M a y 1964, Steyermark 93926 (holotype of Didymopanaxmultiramosum, V E N , isotype N Y ) . Ptari-tepui: tree 2.5 m high, ingrove of Bonnetia roraimae, cumbre, 2360-2420 m alt, 23 Feb 1978, Steyermark,Carreho E., McDiarmid, Brewer-Carias 115695 (NY, V E N ) . Chimanta Massif:tree 1-3 m high, fruit green, occasional in upper part of upper cumbre, Churitepui,2300-2350 m alt, 3 Feb 1953, Wurdack 34309 (NY); c o m m o n in Bonnetiaforest on slope leading to summit of Apacara-tepui, 2000-2150 m alt, 20 Jun1953, Steyermark 75788 (holotype N Y ) ; tree 4 m , in wet savanna along eastbranch of headwaters of Rio Tirica, central section of massif, 2 1 2 0 m alt, 12 Feb1955, Steyermark & Wurdack 782 (NY); cumbre Murey (Eruoda)-tepui, 2500 malt, Feb 1978, Steyermark, Carreho, McDiarmid & Brewer-Carias 115753 (VEN);cumbre Aprada-tepui, 2460-2500 m alt, Feb 1978, Steyermark, Carreho,McDiarmid & Brewer-Carias 115753 (VEN).

Discussion:

Didymopanax chimantensis Steyermark & Maguire, Mem. N.Y. Bot. Gard. 17: 456-457. 1967. Didymopanax multiramosus Steyermark, Acta Bot. Venez. 2(5-8): 273. 1967, non Schefflera multiramosa Elmer, 1914.

Type. Chimanta Massif, 2000-2150 m ah, Estado Bolivar, Venezuela, 20 Jun 1953, Julian A. Steyermark 75788 (holotype N Y ) .

Distribution:Venezuela South America| Guyana South America|