Monographs Details: Scleria arundinacea 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. Abundant in forests and clearings from Central America and the Lesser Antilles to Bolivia, Paraguay, and northern Argentina. VENEZUELA. Anzoategui: Along Rio Leon by Quebrada Danta, alt. 500 m, Steyermark 61018; El Limon, alt. 1100 m, Puerto La Cruz, Jahn 451. Aragua: El Raneho Grande, Moldenke d Moldenke 19554; Rancho Grande, Tamayo 721. Bolivar: Las Delicias, Sta. Elena, Gran Sabana, alt. 900 m, Tamayo 2777; below Santa Teresita de Kavanayen, alt. 915-1065 m, Steyermark 60539; Sta. Elena, Gran Sabana, Lasser 1312; Cerro La Reforma, alt. 200-250 m, Steyermark 88090; Los Patos, alt. 363 m, Steyermark 87009; Rio Cheulo, Carabobo, alt. 600 m, Williams 10980; between El Dorado and Cerro Uei, alt. 800-1000 m, Steyermark & Nilsson 833; Altiplanicie de Nuria, alt. 600-650 m, Steyermark 88440, 89065; Cerro Guaiquinima, Rio Paragua, Maguire 33123; Cerro Venamo, near British Guiana border, Steyermark, Dunsterville d Dunsterville 92808; Distrito Federal: Cerro Naiguata, Lomas de Las Delicias, Steyermark 92040. Monagas: Cachipo, Lasser d Vareschi 14027. Sucre: Peninsula de Paria, Steyermark d Agostini 91148. BRITISH GUIANA. Aruka River, Alston 448; western extremity of Kanuku Mountains, Takutu River drainage. Smith 3331; Issorora, Aruka River, Hitchcock 17552; Malali, Demerara River, De La Cruz 2650; Kamakusa, Upper Mazaruni River, De La Cruz 2791; Pomeroon River, Pomeroon District, De La Cruz 2904; Waini River, Northwest District, De La Cruz 3584.

Discussion:Scleria latifolia Nees, Flora 11: 303. 1828; Boeck. Linnaea 38: 530. 1874; not Sw. Scleria sylvestris Poepp. & Kunth, Enum. PI. 2: 346. 1837. '' Provincia Peruviana Huanuco (in sylvis ad Cuchero). Poeppig legit." Scleria cyanocarpa Kunth, Enum. PI. 2: 347. 1837. "Brasilia meridionalis. Sellow legit." Schizolepis latifolia Nees in Mart., Fl. Bras. 2(1): 186. 1842. Based on Scleria latifolia Sw. Schizolepis trigonocarpa Nees in Mart., Fl. Bras. 2(1): 186. pi. 26. 1842. "In silvis prov. Maragnaniensis et Paraensis" (Martius). Scleria silvestris Nees in Mart., Fl. Bras. 2(1): 188. 1842; variant spelling. Schizolepis silvestris Nees in Mart., Fl. Bras. 2(1) : 223-224 (index). 1842. Scleria grandifolia Miq. Linnaea 19: 230. 1847 (fide Boeck. Linnaea 38: 532. 1847. "Crescit ad Osembo in Para" Focke). Scleria Tcappleriana Hochst.; Steud. Syn. PL Cyp. 172, as syn. 1855. Scleria trigonocarpa Steud. Syn. PI. Cyp. 171. 1855. Based on Schizolepis trigonocarpa Nees. Schizolepis arundinacea Palla, Denks. Acad. Wien 79: 196. 1908. Based on Scleria arundinacea Kunth. Scleria latifolia var. arundinacea (Kunth) Pfeiff. Eep. Spec. Nov. 52: 171. 1943.
Distribution:Bolivia South America| Paraguay South America| Argentina South America|