Stauffer, F. W. & H. Balslev (2012). Socratea karstenii F. W. Stauffer & Balslev (Arecaceae), a new species from Venezuela. Candollea 67: 285–291. In English, English and French abstracts.
Socratea karstenii F. W. Stauffer & Balslev (Arecaceae), a new species described from Venezuela, is a morphological well delimited, geographically isolated, and ecologically distinct canopy palm, distributed in the cloud forest of the Coastal Cordillera and the east Andean Cordillera in Venezuela. This paper traces its tortuous taxonomic and nomenclatural history, and discusses its relationship to other species of Socratea H. Karst.