Monographs Details: Coutoubea reflexa Benth.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1989. The Botany of the Guayana Highland- Part XIII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. XIII: 1-127.
Family:Gentianaceae
Scientific Name:Coutoubea reflexa Benth.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Savannas, Alto Orinoco to the Gran Sabana, Venezuela and adjacent Roraima, Brazil, and the Pakaraima and Rupununi Savannas, Guyana. GUYANA. Rupununi: Parabam Savanna in moist places. Smith 3060 (NY). Pakaraima Plateau: Annual, leaves thick; open scmb-sedge Imbaimadai Savanna, on shallow sand or sandstone, at 550 m, 21 Oct 1951, Maguire 32165 (K, NY); Imbaimadai, 14 Jun 1960, Maguire & Tillett 43841 (K, NY).

Discussion:Type. Moist savannas, Guyana, Schomburgk.

Specimens examined. VENEZUELA, amazonas: Perennial to 1 m, petal lobes white, brown in throat, sprawling; crystalline laja, Puerto Ayacucho, 7 Nov 1953, Maguire, Wurdack & Bunting 36047 (NY, VEN); flowers white, the corofla lobes basally purplish-brown, sabana, Cano Caname, Rio Atabapo, 5 km below Guarinumo, 8 Jun 1959, Wurdack & Adderiey 42854 (NY, unicate). bolIvar: Sitios arenosos, Ikabam, 900 m, guyana, 22 Oct 1946, Cardona 1880 (NY, VEN); moist sabana, woody herb 5 cm-5 dm high, petals white, reflexed, frequent, Kavanayen, 1300 m, 13 Dec 1952, Maguire & Wurdack 33788 (NY, VEN); flowers white with green at base of segments which are reflexed; morichal, savanna nr. Uriman, 30 Apr 1953, Steyermark 75285.