Monographs Details: Scleria microcarpa Nees
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1965. The Botany of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 12 (3): 1-285.
Family:Cyperaceae
Scientific Name:Scleria microcarpa Nees
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. Swamps, roadsides, and moist thickets, Mexico, Central America, Cuba and throughout tropical South America to Paraguay. VENEZUELA. Amazonas: Tamatama, Rio Orinoco, Holt & Gehriger 264-279 ("NGS," i.e., National Geographic Society) ; Rio Castanho, Cardona 1440; San Antonio, Rio Orinoco, between Rio Cunucunuma and Ventuari, Maguire, Cowan da Wurdack 30460A. Anzoategui: Near Santome, Pittier 15134; along highway 33 km S of Barcelona, Steyermark 93050. Apure: Region of Cunaviche, Borsotti 101. Barinas: Los Mangos, Ramia 1748. Bolivar: Laguna las Delicias, Gran Sabana, alt. 900 m, Tamayo 2778; Sabana de El Figu, Rio Cuchivero, Williams 13369; La Union, Medio Caura, alt. 80 m, Williams 11250; Cerro El Picacho and vicinity, Altiplanicie de Nuria, Steyermark 88782; Chimanta Massif, Steyermark & Wurdack 149. Delta Amacuro: Gines 5032. Lara: Palmasola, Pittier 6382. Trujillo: Pto. La Ceiba, Lake Maracaibo, Aristeguieta 4072. BRITISH GUIANA. Jenman 6089; Schomburgk 660; Potaro Landing, Gleason 472; Kurupung, upper Mazaruni River, Leng 249; W a n a m a River, Northwest District, Dc La Cruz 3941; Basin of Essequibo River, near mouth of Onoro Creek, Smith 2809; Demerara, For. Dept. F 3079; East Coast Water Conservancy, Lamaha Stop-off, Hitchcock 16866; Kamakusa, Leng 34; Barima River, Jenman 7063.

Discussion:Scleria ovuligera Reichb.; Nees, Linnaea 9: 303. 1834 (fide Kunth, Enum. PI. 2: 341. 1837). Ophryoscleria microcarpa Nees in Mart., Fl. Bras. 2(1) : 184. 1842. Based on S. microcarpa Nees. Scleria foliosa Wright; Sauv. Anal. Acad. Cienc. Habana 8: 154. 1871; not A. Rich Tent. Fl. Abyss. 2: 509. 1851. Type locality, Cuba (WrigTit 3807). Scleria latifolia Balb.; Boeck. Linnaea 38: 517, as syn. 1874. Scleria microcarpa var. latifolia Boeck. Linnaea 38: 517. 1874. Type locality, Guadeloupe. Scleria microcarpa var. foliosa Clarke. Symb. Ant. 2: 149. 1900.
Distribution:Venezuela South America| Guyana South America|