Monographs Details: Schultesia benthamiana Klotzsch ex Griseb.
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 - A variable and widespread species in the Guianas, Venezuela and Brazil.

Discussion:

Type. Guyana. Rob. Schomburgk 789 (G, not seen by us; photo NY).

Schultesia schomburgkiana Progel, Mart. Fl. bras. 6(1): 206. 1865. Type. Guyana. Schomburgk 427 (G, not seen by us; photo NY).

Schultesia pohliana Progel, Mart. Fl. bras. 6(1): 205. 1865. Type. Brazil. Inter Caretao et Crixas in campis, Pohl (not seen by us).

Specimens examined. VENEZUELA, territorio amazonas: Along road from Sanariapo to Pto. Ayacucho, flowers white, 100-120 m elev., 11 Nov 1953, Maguire, Wurdack & Bunting 36145 (NY). bolIvar: Chinese slide on north slope of Cerro Bolivar, elev. 300^00 m, flowers pale brownish-yellow, minutely erose, throat bronze, frequent, 24 Oct 1953, Maguire, Wurdack & Bunting 35953 (NY); granitic knobs at km 111 at Ciudad Piar-Pto. Ordaz railroad, elev. 300-350 m, herb, flowers old gold, basally brownish-purple, in moist places, frequent, 26 Oct 1953, Maguire, Wurdack & Bunting 36013 (NY); rocky ridge 3 k m E of Cafio Azul, Hato La Vergarena, elev. 470 m, flowers flesh-colored with maroon "eye," yellow with age, locally frequent, 23 Oct 1954, Wurdack & Guppy 174 (NY); morichal 2 k m E of Rio Orinoco between Rio Horeda and Cerro Gavilan (Cerro Carichana), elev. 100 m, flowers white, 17 Dec 1955, Wurdack & Monachino 39942 (NY). G U Y A N A . Basin of Rupununi River, Wichabai, savanna, herb, corolla greenish at base, yellow distally becoming brown, 25-26 Oct 1937, Smith 2297 (NY); Mt. Roraima and vie, Frechal, dry savanna, flower yellow, 6 Sep 1927, Tate 40 (NY).

SURINAM. Kayser Airstrip, 45 k m above confluence with Lucie River, alt. 270 m, herb, corolla orange to salmon, in scmb thickets, 23 Sep 1963, Irwin, Prance, Soderstrom & Holmgren 57518 (NY).