Monographs Details: Sauvagesia elata subsp. occidentalis 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.
Description:Latin Diagnosis - Coronae exteriores oblanceolatae ad apicem non incrassatae. Coronae interiores parce minores 2.4-2.5 X 0-9 mm.

Distribution and Ecology - VENEZUELA: Amazonas: Cerro Sipapo, mixed montane forest between Intermediate Camp and summit, alt. 600-1500 m; 6 Feb 1947, Maguire & Politi 28791 (holotype, NY).

Discussion:S. elata subsp. elata has very numerous apically clubbed exterior corona segments, the inner staminodia (2.8-)3-3.7 mm long and less than 1 mm wide; the typical subspecies is limited to lowland British Guiana. In subsp. occidentalis, the d= 15 outer segments are 0.2 mm wide and not at all thickened apically, presenting a startling contrast to those of the eastern subspecies.