Monographs Details: Bonnetia kathleenae Lasser
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1972. The botany of the Guayana Highland--part IX. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 23: 1-832.
Family:Theaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. Known only from Cerro Sipapo in Amazonian Venezuela, where it is confined to summit areas, there being a common small tree or scandent shrub. VENEZUELA. Terr. Amazonas, Cerro Sipapo: shrub 1.5 m high, flowers white tinged with pink, frequent in rocky savanna, 1500 m alt, 6 Dec 1948, Maguire & Politi 27520 (NY); small tree in low forest at 1400 m alt, 23 Dec 1948, Maguire & Politi 27891 (NY); small weak tree or scandent shrub, petals white, styles 3, free, frequent in mixed forest, North Escarpment at 1400 m alt, 23 Dec 1948, Maguire & Politi 27884 (NY, VEN, F, GH, P, US, S, K, RB); 27884A (NY, US, VEN, UC); reclining overhanging tree, flowers white, frequent North Escarpment, 25 Dec 1948, Maguire & Politi 27928 (NY, F, COL, S, P); shrub 1-3 m high, frequent, flowers white, Camp Savanna, Lower Caño Negro at 1400 m alt, 25 Dec 1948, Maguire & Politi 27929 (NY, GH, IAN); tree to 8 m, occasional in thickets and breaks on north-facing terrace, Upper Caño Negro at 1600 m alt, 6 Jan 1949, Maguire & Politi 28205 (NY); shrub 3 m high, flowers white, buds pink, frequent along stream, Camp Savanna at 1500 m alt, 12 Jan 1949, Maguire & Politi 28310 (NY, US, GH, K, VEN); shrubby tree 4 m high, central drainage, upper East Basin at 2000 m alt, 14 Jan 1949, Maguire & Politi 28347 (NY, COL); frequent, East Basin, 1800-2000 m alt, 14 Jan 1949, Maguire & Politi 28362 (NY, VEN); small tree, 6 ft high, North Mountain at 1500 m alt, 25 Jan 1949, Maguire & Politi 28580 (NY, US, MO).

Discussion:

Type. Cerro Sipapo (C. Paraque) at 1600 m alt, Territorio Amazonas, Venezuela, 1945, Kathleen D. Phelps & Charles B. Hitchcock s n (holotype VEN).

Distribution:Venezuela South America|