Monographs Details: Scleria bracteata Cav.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1965. The Botany of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 12 (3): 1-285.
Family:Cyperaceae
Scientific Name:Scleria bracteata Cav.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. C o m m o n in moist thickets and borders of forests, Mexico andthe West Indies throughout tropical South America to Paraguay and Bolivia.VENEZUELA. Anzoategui: Headwaters of Rio León, alt. 600-800 m, Steyermark 61238. Bolivar: Sta. Elena de Uairen, Gran Sabana, Lasser 1537; base of Mt. Roraima, alt. 1220-1980 m, Steyermark 59032; Guayapo, Bajo Caura, alt. 100 m, Williams 11749; below Santa Teresita de Kavanayen, alt. 915-1065 m, Steyermark 60571; near Mt. Roraima, Steyermark 58647; Rio Caroni, Cardona 2001; Altiplanicie de Nuria, alt. 400 m , Steyermark 88420; S E of Hato de Nuria, alt. 400 m, Steyermark 88810; Ciudad Bolivar, Bailey & Bailey 1925. Distrito Federal: Losa, Tamayo 528; Carayaca, Jahn 317; near Caracas, Pittier 9450; Quebrada de San Lazaro, Pittier 11064. Merida: Prope coloniam Tovar, Fendler 1608. Miranda: Between Los Teques and El Carrizal, alt. 1000 m, Pittier 13372; near Agua Fria, Pittier 11503; near Guatire, Ponte y Baez 4; near Petare, Pittier 11234; Sebastopol, Badillo 136; around Los Teques, Pittier 6031. Monagas: Near Quiriquire, Lasser & Vareschi 4156. Nueva Esparta: El Valle, Margarita Island, Viller & Johnston 187; San Juan Mt., Margarita Island, Johnston 203. BRITISH GUIANA . Schomburgk; Waranama Ranch, Wiruni-Ituni Savannah, Martyn 104; Mt. Roraima, Jenman 209; "Savannah," C a m p River, Jenman 1891.

Discussion:Scleria floribunda HBK. Nov. Gen. & Sp. 1: 233. 1816 (fide Kunth, Enum. PL 2: 345. 1837.) "Crescit locis temperatis, scopulosis regni. Novogranatensis inter Pandi et Fusagasuga, alt. 450-900 hex." Scleria papillata Willd.; Kunth, Enum. PI. 2: 345, as syn. 1837. Type locality, Brazil. Macrolomia bracteata Schrad.; Nees in Mart., Fl. Bras. 2(1): 182. t. 24. 1842. Based on Scleria bracteata Cav. Scleria rigens Salzm.; Steud. Syn. PI. Cyp. 171, as syn. 1855. Scleria bracteata f. simplicior Kiikenth in Fedde, Eepert. Sp. Nov. 26: 253. 1929. Type locality, Tipuani, Bolivia (Buchtein 5107). Scleria macrolomioides H. Pfeiffer in Fedde, Eepert. Sp. Nov. 33: 214. 1933. Type locality, near "Mindos," Mexico (herb. Liebm. ex herb. Univ. Christianiensis). Scleria bracteata var. fioribunda (HBK) Pfeiffer, Eev. Sudam. Bot. 5: 173. 1938 ("Venezuela").
Distribution:Mexico North America| West Indies| Paraguay South America| Bolivia South America|