Monographs Details: Scleria mitis P.J. Bergius
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. Clearings and wet banks, Guatemala and Cuba throughout tropical South America to Bolivia and Paraguay. VENEZUELA. Bolivar: La Paragua, Killip 37591; Cuidad Bolivar, Bailey & Bailey 1363, 1684; Caicara, Haman 8. Delta Amacuro: Lower Orinoco, Busby d- Squires 333. BRITISH GUIANA. Jenman 6090; Pomeroon River, Pomeroon District, D e La Cruz 3045, 3192; Mazaruni Station, Sandwith 1581; Bartica, Hitchcock 17263; Berbice, Jenman 5624.

Discussion:Schoenus litTiospermus L. Sp. PI. ed. 2. 65, pro parte. 1762 (fide Clarke, Symb. Ant. 1900). Carex lithosperma L. Syst. Veg. et. 13. 706. 1774 (fide Clarke, Symb. Ant. 2: 150. 1900). Carex mitis Gmel. Syst. Nat. 2: 138. 1791. Based on S. mitis Berg. Scleria riparia Poepp. & Kunth; Kunth, Enum. PI. 2: 341. 1837. "Peruvia (prope Tocache, mission del Huallaga alto, in fluviorum ripis paludosis) Poeppig legit.'' Scleria latifolia Reichb.; Nees in Mart., Fl. Bras. 2(1): 183, as syn. 1842. "Specimen majus ante anthesin decreptum." Ophryoscleria lucida Nees in Mart., Fl. Bras. 2(1): 183. 1842. "In silvis prov. S. Pauli et Rio de Janeiro; in campis altis do Paranan et in silvis Minarum Novarum (Martius) ; in Gujana (Weigelt)." Ophryoscleria mitis Nees in Mart., Fl. Bras. 2(1) : 183. 1842. Based on Scleria riparia Poepp. & Kunth. Scleria praealta Salzm.; Schlecht. Bot. Zeit. 3: 461, as syn. 1845. "In paludosis Bahia." Scleria lucida Steud. Syn. PI. Cyp. 168. 1855. Based on Ophryoscleria lucida Nees. Scleria trialata Bertero; Boeck. Linnaea 33: 521, as syn. 1874. Scleria trinitatis Boeck. Cyp. Nov. 2: 31. 1890 (fide Clarke, Symb. Ant. 2: 150. 1900). "Insula Trinitatis."
Distribution:Venezuela South America| Guyana South America|