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Quechualia H. Rob., Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 106(4): 780 (1993).

Vernonia sect. Lepidaploa (Cass.) DC. subsect. Laurifoliae Cabrera, Darwiniana 6(3): 350 (1944), p.p. Type: not stated.

Type: Vernonia fulta Griseb. = Quechualia fulta (Griseb.) H. Rob.

Key to species included in Quechualia (modified from Robinson, 1993)

1. Outer phyllaries all appressed or with stiff spreading tips; pedicels less than 1 mm wide; corolla throats usually sparsely pubescent on inner surface, hairs long 2

Outer phyllaries with weakly to strongly recurved tips; pedicels c. 1 mm wide; corolla throats glabrous or with few hairs on inner surface 3

2. (1) Lamina distinctly gland-dotted beneath outer phyllaries obtuse to short-acute Q. fulta

Lamina lacking obvious gland-dots beneath; outer phyllaries sharp-acute to short-acuminate Q. trixioides

3. (1) Capitula in clusters on leafless lateral inflorescence branches; tips of phyllaries often tightly recurved, densely tomentellous; plants slender shrubs Q. cardenasii

Capitula few at apices of leafy inflorescence branches; tips of phyllaries only partly recurved, densely pilose; plants scandent Q. smithii

Quechualia cardenasii (H. Rob.) H. Rob., Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 106(4): 783 (1993).

Vernonia cardenasii H. Rob. Phytologia, 49(3): 262 (1981). Type: BOLIVIA: Cochabamba: Cordillera of Chimore, 2700 m. Shrub, slender 2-3 m high. At forest edge. Nov. 1, 1937. M. Cardenas 2079. Holotype: US.

Bolivia (Cochabamba).

Quechualia fulta (Griseb.) H. Rob., Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 106: 783 (1993).

*Vernonia fulta Griseb., Abh. Knigl. Ges. Wiss. G ttingen 24(1): 164 (March-April 1879), Symb. Fl. Argent. 164 (1879). Type: O.: Oran, pr. urbem et in sylvis virgineis Tabaccal. Syntypes: Lorentz & Hieronymus 341, 381, 531, GOET. All syntypes are marked Argentina in the type database in GOET.

*Vernonia senecionifolia Britton, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 18: 331 (1891). Type: Yungas, 6,000 ft. ([Rusby] 1730).

Cacalia fulta (Griseb.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 3(3): 138 (1898). Holotype: NY.

Vernonia herzogii Ekman ex Herzog, Pflanzenw. Bolivischen Anden : 189 (1923), nom. nud.

*Vernonia fulta Griseb. f. tomentosa J. Koster, Blumea 5(3): 643 (1945). Type: [Bolivia:] Hab.: kletternd im feuchten Wald, des unteren Coranithales, circa 1800 m alt., Mai 1911, Bl. lila, [Herzog] n. 2152. Holotype: L.

Argentina, Bolivia (La Paz), Peru.

Quechualia smithii H. Rob., Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 106(4): 784 (1993). Type: BOLIVIA: Santa Cruz, Prov. Manuel Maria Caballero, 50 km ala norte de Mataral (en la carretera Santa Cruz-Comarapa) pasando por San Juan del Potrero y bajando a la cunce del alto Rio Ichilo, 2000-2100 m, 26 May 1989, D.N. Smith, G. Quintana & V. Garca 13451. Holotype US; isotypes: LPB, MO.

Bolivia (Cochabamba, Santa Cruz).

Quechualia trixioides (Rusby) H. Rob., Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 106: 783 (1993).

*Vernonia trixioides Rusby, Mem. Torrey Bot. Club 6(1): 54 (1896). Type: [Bolivia:] YT'Mapiri, JulyAug., 1892 ([Bang] 1484). Holotype: NY; isotypes: LD, US, Z 2 (000004090, 000004091).

Bolivia (La Paz), Peru.