Monographs Details: Sapium
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1967. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part VII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 17: 1-439.
Scientific Name:Sapium
Description:Genus Description - Well-defined genus, with latex, and petiolar glands. Inflorescence a stiff fleshy, cymule-bearing spike, stamens 2, male sepals connate. By this latter character it differs from its paleotropic counterpart, Excoecaria.

Distribution and Ecology - All Guayana species are confined to the east, to the Guianas and Bolivar, Venezuela.


Sapium P. Br., Nat. Hist. Jamaica 338. 1756, considered to be invalidly published. Type. S. aucuparium Jacq. (Carthagena, Colombia).