Monographs Details: Cardonaea
Authority: Steyermark, Julian A. & Maguire, Bassett. 1972. The flora of the Meseta del Cerro Jáua. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 23: 833-892.
Family:Asteraceae
Scientific Name:Cardonaea
Description:Latin Diagnosis - Capitula magna homogama solitaria pedunculata multi flora; involucrum cupulatum, phyllariis numerosis seriatis coriaceis; receptaculum planum epaleaceum alveolatum; arbor vel frutex, caulibus simplicibus; folia ad apices caules conferta valde multinervia penninerviaque disposita, nervis lateralibus subparallelis basin versus plerumque exorientibus.

Discussion:

Gongylolepis et Eurydochus probabiliter affinis.

This genus is named in honor of Felix Cardona Puig, Venezuelan geographer and explorer extraordinary, whose geographical knowledge of Venezuelan Guayana is unsurpassed. He was the first to explore and to collect botanical specimens from various portions of the extensive meseta de Jáua.