Monographs Details: Schultesia brachyptera Cham.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1989. The Botany of the Guayana Highland- Part XIII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. XIII: 1-127.
Family:Gentianaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Widespread, occurring in our area in the Guianas, Venezuela and Brazil.

Discussion:

Type. Brazil. Llotzky (not seen by us).

Schultesia heterophylla Miquel, Linnaea 19:136. 1847. Schultesia brachyptera i. heterophylla (Miquel) Jonker, Rec. Trav. Bot. Neerl. 32: 250. 1936. Type. Focke (not seen by us; probably at U).

Specimens examined. VENEZUELA, territorio amazonas: 8 km S of Pto. Ayacucho, and just S ofthe Rio Carinagua, savannas between the Rio Orinoco and rd., elev. 90 m, 31 Oct 1971, Davidse 2766 (NY). bolivar: Small, pink purphsh flower, rare, in sabana on W slopes of Uaipan-tepui, 1400 m elev., 27 Jan 1948, Phelps & Hitchcock 324 (NY); corolla pale pink apically, deeper centrally, occasional, morichal 2 km S of Ciudad Piar, 300 m elev., 18 Oct 1953, Maguire, Wurdack & Bunting 35840 (NY, VEN); flowers pink, occasional, morichal just N of Rio Chiguirete, 420 m elev., Hato La Vergarena, 11 Oct 1954, Wurdack <&. Guppy 15 (NY, VEN).

BRAZIL, territorio roraima: Annual with solitary flowers, marshy grass-ridge area, rare, Serra Tepquern, elev. 700-800 m, 2 Dec 1954, Maguire & Maguire 40120 (NY); Mt. Roraima and vie, Limao, in lush vegetation nr. water, 21 Sep 1927, Tate 104 (NY)