Monographs Details: Scleria melaleuca Rchb. ex Schltdl. & Cham.
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. Common in wet grassy plains and on banks along shaded streams. West Indies and Mexico through Central America to Colombia, Venezuela, Guiana, Brazil, Peru, and Bolivia. VENEZUELA. Amazonas: Maroa, Guiania, Alto Rio Negro, Williams 14248. Barinas: Near Barinas, Angulo in December, 1939. Bolivar: Caruco de Guayapo, Williams 12061; Guayapo, Bajo Caura, Williams, 3 Mar 1939. Delta Amacuro: Busby d Squires 335; Caño del Corisal, Bond, Gillin & Brown 200. Miranda: Parque Nacional de Guatopo, Steyermark 90017. Monagas: Near Quiriquire, Lasser & Vareschi 4164. Sucre: Lago de Guanoeo, Vareschi & Lasser 3954; Cristobal Colon, Broadway 390; Cariaquita, Paria Peninsula, Bond, Gillin & Brown 4. BRITISH GUIANA. Schomburgk; Jenman 404; PL Vryheid, Linder 70; Junction of Mazaruni and Cuyuni Rivers, Graham. 158; Georgetown, vicinity of Peter's Hall, Hitchcock 16674; Between the Demerara and Berbice Rivers, De La Cruz 1636; "Coast region,'' Jenman 4366.

Discussion:Scleria communis Liebm. Vidensk. Selsk. Skr. V. 2: 71, in part. 1850. (flde Clarke, Symb. Ant. 2: 146. 1900). Scleria pratensis var. melanocarpa Boeck. Vidensk. Meddel. 1869: 153. 1870. " Ad Lagoa Santa cum forma typica." Scleria pratensis var. mucronata Boeck. ms. (fide Clarke, Symb. Ant. 2: 146. 1900). Scleria pterota var. melaleuca (Eeichb.) Standley, Field Mus. Pub. Bot. 18: 106. 1937.
Distribution:Venezuela South America| Guyana South America|