Monographs Details: Machaonia
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1972. The botany of the Guayana Highland--part IX. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 23: 1-832.
Scientific Name:Machaonia

Type. Machaonia acuminata H. & B.

Most of the species of this genus are known from Mexico and the West Indies, with only a few in South America.

One of the species occurs in the Guayana Highlands and is here treated, together with a second species of Venezuela.