Monographs Details: Sauvagesia erioclada var. grandiflora Maguire & Wurdack
Authority: Maguire, Bassett & Wurdack, John J. 1961. The botany of the Guayana Highland--part IV (2). Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 10: 1-87.
Family:Ochnaceae
Description:Latin Diagnosis - A var. erioclada differt floribus maioribus.

Distribution and Ecology - VENEZUELA: Amazonas: Cerro Yutaje, frequent in thickets in scrub forest on Northwest Edge, alt. 1400 m; slender virgate shrub 1-3 m tall, petals white, corona purple; 11 Feb 1953, Maguire & Maguire 35151 (holotype, NY).

Discussion:

S. erioclada var. erioclada has sepals 4.1-6.1 mm long, the inner corona 2.8-4 mm long, and anthers 1.8-2.2 mm long. In var. grandiflora the sepals are 8-10 mm long, the inner corona 4.8-5 mm long, and the anthers 2.5-2.6 mm. All measurements were taken on dry fruiting material. The leaf variability range in recent collections of S. erioclada is quite great, but the leaves are always thinly coriaceous to coriaceous with acute to broadly acute apices. The collections of var. erioclada now include: Cerro Yutaje, Maguire & Maguire 35101. 35300, 35313, 35332; Cerro Coro-Coro, Maguire cC" Maguire 35467; Cerro Moriche, Maguire & Meiguire 35538, Maguire, Cowan & Wurdack 30839, 30871, 30896, 30920; Cerro Guanay, Maguire, Phelps, Hitchcock & Budowski 31659, 31796.