Monographs Details: Everardia surinamensis Gilly
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1965. The Botany of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 12 (3): 1-285.
Family:Cyperaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. Reported from several remote localities in the eastern part of the Guayana sandstone area. VENEZUELA. Bolivar: Alto Rio Cuyuni, Cerro Uroi, alt. 700-800 m, rare in exposed places at base of north-facing escarpment, Maguire, Steyermark d C. K. Maguire 53765; Quebrada Piton, alt. 400 m, Cerro Piton, Cordillera Epicara, Maguire, Steyermark d C. K. Maguire 53711; summit of southeast end of Cerro Piton, alt. 400 m, infrequent on dry rocky exposures, Maguire, Steyermark & C. K. Maguire 53624; Auyan-tepui, vicinity of Guayaraca, along Rio Guayaraca on sandstone substrate in rocky part of plateau, 1000 m, Steyermark 94195. SURINAME: Tafelberg, west escarpment, moist mossy rocks, base of wall, alt. 485 m, infrequent, Maguire 24679.

Discussion:Apparently a new addition to the flora of the State of Bolivar, Venezuela, being previously known from Suriname only. This species superficially resembles E. montana but differs clearly from it by the smaller fructifications with shorter and thicker beaks, and the crisped cilia of hypogynous squamellae, a rare character in Everardia (Fig. 7, C-E).
Distribution:Venezuela South America| Suriname South America|