Monographs Details: Sipapoa vestita (Benth.) Maguire
Authority: Maguire, Bassett, et al. 1953. The Botany of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 8 (2): 87-160.
Family:Malpighiaceae
Description:Species Description - slender tree 20 feet high, flowers yellow, calyx persistent turning red, flowers yellow, shrubby tree to 6 m. high, petals yellow, glands on calyx yellow, shrub 5 m. high, flowers yellow, mature calyx red, shrub or small tree to 5 m. high, shrub or small tree to 6 m. high, flowers yellow, shrub to 2 m. high, flowers yellow, shrub 3 m. high, flowers yellow, shrub or tree to 5 m. high, flowers yellow.

Discussion:

Coleostachys vestita Benth. Lond. Jour. Bot. 7: 124. 1848.

Diacidia vestita (Benth.) Benth. & Hook. Gen. PI. 1: 253. 1862.

TYPE: "mountains of British Guiana, Schomburgk sine no." Kew. Not seen. Specimens collected by Tate (no. 563) on Cerro Duida were referred to Diacidia vestita (Benth,,) Benth. & Hook, by Gleason." Mr. Sandwith very kindly compared fragments of the Tate collection with the type of Coleostachys vestita Benth. at Kew. In his opinion the two are definitely conspecific. More recently an extensive series of this handsome little tree was obtained on Cerro Huachamacari, a sandstone mountain separated to the north from Cerro Duida by the valley of the Cunucunuma River.