Monographs Details: Didymiandrum stellatum (Boeckeler) Gilly
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1965. The Botany of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 12 (3): 1-285.
Family:Cyperaceae
Discussion:Cryptangium stellatum Bockeler, Linnaea 38: 421. 1874. Acrocarpus stellatus Nees ex Bocklr., Linnaea 38: 422. 1874. Nomen invalidum ex synonymis. Lagenocarpus stellatus (Bockeler) O. Kuntze, Eev. Gen. PL 2: 754. 1891. Bidymiandrum guaiquinimae Schnee, Bol. Soc. Venez. Cienc. Nat. 9: 81. 1944. Syn. nov. Schnee (1944) recognized three species in this genus, when he proposed Didymiandrum guaiquinimae. D. fiexifolium is in this paper transferred to Everardia. Schnee's reason for establishing D. guaiquinimae is obscure as he merely stated as "comprende 3 especies que son endemicas en las montanas altas de la Guayana Venezolana. ..." Examining an isotype of D. guaiquinimae we come to the conclusion that it is identical with D. stellatum, which is the sole species of the genus.
Distribution:Venezuela South America| Guyana South America|