Monographs Details: Scleria lithosperma (L.) Sw.
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: Dry thickets and open woods, especially on limestone, in nearly all tropical maritime regions. VENEZUELA. Bolivar: West of Upata 5 km, Steyermark. Nueva Esparta: Margarita Island, Johnston 328. 6. Scleria micrococca (Liebm.) Steud. Syn. PL Cyp. 179. 1855.

Discussion:Scirpus lithospermus L. Sp. PI. 51 in part. 1753. '' Habitat in India.'' ScTioenus lithospermus L. Sp. PI. ed. 2. 65 in part. 1762. "India occidentalis"; based on Scirpus lithospermus L. Scleria tenuis Retz. Obs. 4: 13. 1786 (fide Boeck. Linnaea 38: 452. 1874). Scleria filiformis Sw. Prodr. "Veg. Ind. Occ. 19. 1788. Type locality. West Indies. Carex subulata Gmel. Syst. Nat. 2: 138. 1791. Based on Scleria filiformis Sw. Carex tenuis Gmel. Syst. Nat. 2: 138. 1791. Based on S. tenuis Retz. Carex lithosperma Gmel. Syst. Nat. 2: 137. 1791. Based on Scirpus litTiospermus L. Scleria gracilis Rich. Act. Soc. Hist. Nat. Paris 1: 113. 1792 (fide Willdenow). Type locality, French Guiana (Leblond). Scleria purpurea Poir. in Lam. Eneyc. 7: 4. 1806 (fide Kunth, Enum. PI. 2: 348. 1837). "Cette plante eroit en Amerique, a L'ile Saint-Thomas." Scleria capillaris R. Br. Prodr. 240. 1810 (fide Boeck. Linnaea 38: 453. 1874). Scleria glaucescens Presl. Rei. Haenk. 1: 202. 1828 (fide Nees, in Wight, Contrib. Bot. 117. 1834). "Hab. in insula Luzon." (HaenTce). Scleria elongata Presl. Rei. Haenk. 1: 202. 1828. "Hab. ad portum Aeapulco in regno Mexicano" (HaenTce). Hypoporum purpurascens Nees, Linnaea 9: 303. 1834 (fide Kunth, Enum. PI. 2: 348. 1837). Hypoporum sieberi Nees, Linnaea 9: 303. 1834 (fide Boeck, Linnaea 38: 453. 1874). Hypoporum capillare Nees, Linnaea 9: 303. 1834 (fide Boeck, Linnaea 38: 453. 1874). Scleria subulata Steud. Nomencl. ed. 2. 1: 296. 1840. Based on Carex subulata Gmel. Scleria wightiana Steud. Syn. PI. Cyp. 176. 1855. Scleria lithosperma var. filiformis Britton, Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci. 3: 231. 1885. Based on Scleria filiformis Sw. Scleria krugiana Boeck. Cyp. Nov. 1: 35. 1888. Type locality, Porto Rico (Sintenis 4945). Hypoporum lithospermum Nees; B. D. Jackson, Ind. Kew 1: 1198. 1895. Based on Scleria lithosperma Sw.
Distribution:Venezuela South America|