Monographs Details: Neotatea longifolia (Gleason) Maguire
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. VENEZUELA. Terr. Amazonas: known only from the summits of Cerro Duida and Cerro Paru. Cerro Duida: Tate 537 (holotype NY); summit of Culebra Peak, 1600 m alt, 22-24 Apr 1949, Maguire & Maguire 29117 (NY, US); trees 4-15 m high, petals pink, stamens yellow, along North Escarpment above Culebra at 1400 m alt, 20 Nov 1950, Maguire, Cowan & Wurdack 29585 (NY, US, VEN). Serranía Paru, Río Parú, Río Ventuari: erect virgate shrub, flowering solid pink, rarely seen in bloom, on summit at 1600 m alt, 11 Feb 1949, Phelps & Hitchcock 482 (NY, VEN); flowers magenta, brilliant, 11 Feb 1949, Phelps & Hitchcock 528 (NY, VEN); bushy trees 2-6 m high, petals pink, stamens yellow, leaves red-edged, latex white, abundant, frequent on west rim, cumbre, at 2000 m alt, 31 Jan 1951, Cowan & Wurdack 31099 (NY, VEN, US, GH); bushy tree 3 m, latex abundant, white, frequent, sabanita, West Rim, 2000 m alt, 31 Jan 1951, Cowan & Wurdack 31110 (NY, US); same data, Cowan & Wurdack 31113 (NY); 2 m high, latex white, Point 1, West Rim at 2000 m alt, 31 Jan 1951, Cowan & Wurdack 31063 (NY); bushy tree 5 m, sabanita and scrub forest, 2000 m alt, 2 Feb 1951, Cowan & Wurdack 31173 (NY); tree 0.2-1.5 m high, latex white, abundant, on a series of knolls with rocky sabanitas and shallow valleys with Bonnetia scrub, 2000 m alt, 4 Feb 1951, Cowan & Wurdack 31249 (NY, US, VEN, GH, F); bushy tree 3-10 m high, buds pink, pubescent, at 2000 m alt, 7 Feb 1951, Cowan & Wurdack 31331 (NY, US, VEN); sparsely branched trees 0.1-2 m high, latex very copious, white, at 2000 m alt, 7 Feb 1951, Cowan & Wurdack 31333 (NY, US, VEN, GH, K, COL).

Discussion:

Bonnetia longifolia Gleason, Bull. Torrey Club 58: 396-397. 1931.

Type. Large trees, flowers large, pink, anthers waxy-yellow, summit of Mt. Duida, hillsides and flat ground at Central Camp, alt 1600 m, Territorio Amazonas, Venezuela, 20-26 Dec 1928, G. H. H. Tate 537 (holotype NY).

Distribution:Venezuela South America|