Monographs Details: Scleria cyperina Willd. ex Kunth
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. Savannas, Colombia and Venezuela to Guiana and northern Brazil. VENEZUELA. Amazonas; Puerto Sanariapo, Holt & Gehriger 215 ("NGS," i.e., National Geographic Society, Jan. 12, 1930); Sanariapo, alt. 120 m, Williams 13071; western foothills of Serra Imeri, near Salto de Hua, Holt & Blake 478 (Plants of the Brazilian-Venezuelan Boundary, National Geographic Society); Serrania Paru, Rio Paru, Caño Asisa, Rio Ventuari, Cowan & Wurdack 31379. Bolivar: Sta. Elena, Gran Sabana, Tamayo 2702; foot of Auyan-tepui, alt. 460 m, Vareschi d; Foldats 4528; slope of Auyan-tepui, alt. 1100 m, Vareschi d; Foldats 4609; between Ciudad Bolivar and El Cristo, Killip 37236; Sta. Elena, Gran Sabana, Lasser 1289; base of Carrao-tepui, alt. 1460-1615 m, Steyermark 60846; Canaima, Quezada; El Dorado hacia Sta. Elena, Foldats 2661; El Dorado, Aristequieta 3755; Rio Uarama, below Uarama-tepui, Steyermark & Nilsson 650; between Ciudad Bolivar and El Cristo, Killip 37236; Ilu-tepui, Gran Sabana, Maguire 33734; Roraima, Steyermark 59031; Cerro Perro, Alto Rio Paragua, Cardona 731; Cerro Venamo, near British Guiana border, Steyermark, Dunsterville & Dunsterville 92306. BRITISH GUIANA. Paramacutoi savanna, Ireng District, Alston 510; Schomburgk 631.

Discussion:Hymenolytrum cyperinum Nees in Mart., Fl. Bras. 2(1): 175. 1842. Based on Scleria cyperina Kunth. Scleria cyperina var. dentata Pfeiff. Rep. Spec. Nov. 52: 169. 1943. "Venezuela to Bolivia and Brazil.''
Distribution:Venezuela South America| Guyana South America|