Monographs Details: Scleria verticillata Muhl. ex Willd.
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. Wet sandy soil and cultivated ground, Ontario to Florida, Texas, Mexico, Bahamas, Cuba, Venezuela, and Brazil. VENEZUELA . Merida: Gehriger 555. BRITISH GUIANA. Waranama Ranch, Berbice River, Persaud & Harrison 1137, 960; St. Ignatio, Rupununi, Harrison 1293; Upper Mazaruni River, Imbaimadai Savannah, (US) :^388, no collector named.

Discussion:Hypoporum verticillatum Nees, Linnaea 9: 303. 1834. Based on Scleria verticillata Muhl. Hypoporum difusum Nees, Linnaea 9: 303. 1834. fide Boeck. Linnaea 38: 446. 1874. Scleria diffusa Michx; Kunth, Enum. PI. 2: 359. 1837. Based on Hypoporum diffusum Nees. Scleria tenuifiora VP'illd.; Kunth, Enum. PI. 2: 353. 1837, in syn. "WiUd. herb. n. 17331 e Sierra Leona, (an patria recte notata?) " Scleria tenella Kunth, Enum. PI. 2: 353. 1837. Type locality, Guiana. Hypoporum tenellum Nees in Mart., Fl. Bras. 2(1): 171. 1842. Based on Scleria tenella Kunth. Scleria TcuntTiiana Steud. Syn. PI. Cyp. 176. 1855. Scleria Tiirtella var. glabrescens Boeck. ms. in C. Wright 3417 (fide Clarke, Symb. Ant. 2: 139. 1900). Scleria verticillata f. brevis Kukenth. Repert. Sp. Nov. 23: 214. 1926. Type locality, Cuba: prov. Pinar del Rio, Herradura (ETcman 17730, Oct. 21, 1923.) Scleria verticillata t. capillaris Kukenth. Repert. Sp. Nov. 23: 214. 1926. Type locality, Cuba: prov. Pinar del Rio, Laguna Santa Maria (ETcman 17275, 23 Aug 1923). Scleria verticillata var. tenella Kukenth. Bot. Jahrb. 56: Beibl. 125: 20. 1921. Type locality, Brazil: Rio Braneo, Serra do Mel (Vie 806S, in part).
Distribution:Canada North America| United States of America North America| Bahamas South America| Cuba South America| Venezuela South America| Brazil South America|