Monographs Details: Scleria hirtella Sw.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1965. The Botany of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 12 (3): 1-285.
Family:Cyperaceae
Scientific Name:Scleria hirtella Sw.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. W e t grassy lands, pine barrens and savannas, southern UnitedStates to northern Argentina and Chile; also in Africa. VENEZUELA. Anzoategui: Near El Tigrito, Pittier 14310; near Santome, Pittier 14759. Aragua: Alto de Nor Leon, Pittier 8047. Bolivar: slopes of Mt. Roraima, alt. 1675 m, Steyermark 58622; near Hato de Muria, alt. 400 m, Steyermark 88687, 88719. Distrito Federal: Upper Cotiza, near Caracas, Pittier 7368. Lara: Between Buenos Aires and Canyon of El Callado, alt. 2285-2740 m, Steyerm.ark 55536. Merida: Pueblos del Sur, Bernardi 2280; Tabay, alt. 1800-2200 m, Gehriger 437a; north of Merida, Vareschi 318; Tabay, Rio Chama, Steyermark 57049; Llano Grande, Merida, Lasser 278; Tovar, Fendler 1582, 8047. Miranda: Los Teques, Badillo 203; Turmerito, Badillo 208. Monagas: Northwest of Caripe, Steyermark 61820. Nueva Esparta: Margarita Island, Johnston 312. Sucre: Headwaters of Rio de Amana, alt. 2000 m, Steyermark 62712. BRITISH GUIANA . Mt. Roraima, Arubupu, Tate 233; Schomburgk 647; Mt. Roraima, Jenman 248.

Discussion:Carex Tiii-tella Gmel. Syst. Nat. 2: 138. 1791. Based on Scleria hirtella Sw. Scleria interrupta Michx. Fl. Bor. Am. 2: 168. 1803; not Eich. Act. Soc. Hist. Nat. Paris 1: 113. 1792. '' Carolina ad Floridam.'' CencTirus Tiirsutus Spring. Neue. Entdeck. 3: 15. 1822 (fide Kunth, Enum. PI. 1: 166. 1833). Type locality Hispaniola. Hypoporum humile Nees, Linnaea 9: 303. 1834. Hypoporum hirtellum Nees, Linnaea 9: 303. 1834 (fide Britton, Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci. 3: 236. 1885). Hypoporum interruptum Torrey, Ann. Lye. N. T. 3: 382. 1836. Based on Scleria interrupta Michx. Scleria cenchroides Kunth, Enum. PI. 2: 352. 1837 (fide Boeck. Linnaea 38: 440. 1874). "Cap. b. spei; ad oram orientalem legit Drege." Scleria hirta Willd.; Kunth, Enum. PI. 2: 352, in syn. 1837. "Willd. herb. n. 17329 (forma f ructu laevi).'' Scleria mollis Kunth, Enum. PI. 2: 352. 1837. (fide Boeck. Linnaea 38: 440. 1874). "Brasilia meridionalis.'' Scleria nutans WiUd.; Kunth, Enum. PI. 2: 351. 1837 (fide Britton, Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci. 3: 235. 1885). "Guiana, Brasilia, Chili, Mexico." Scleria interrupta Kunth. Enum. PI. 2: 352, in part (as to syn. S. hirta). 1837. Scleria pulchella Nees in Mart., Fl. Bras. 2(1) : 170, in syn. 1842. Anerma hispidula Schrad. in sched., fide Nees, in Martius, Fl. Bras. 2(1): 170. 1842. Hypoporum nutans Nees in Mart., Fl. Bras. 2(1): 170. 1842. Based on Scleria nutans Kunth. Scleria michauxii Chapm. Fl. S. U. S. 532. 1860. Based on Scleria interrupta Michx. Scleria hirtella var. pauciciliata Britton, Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci. 3: 236. 1885. Scleria humilis Britton, Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci. 3: 235. 1885. Here ascribed to Nees 9: 303. 1834.), who did not make this combination.
Distribution:Venezuela South America| Guyana South America|