Monographs Details: Scleria pterota C.Presl
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1965. The Botany of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 12 (3): 1-285.
Family:Cyperaceae
Scientific Name:Scleria pterota C.Presl
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. C o m m o n in boggy meadows and wet clearings throughout the West Indies, southern Mexico, Central America, Colombia, Venezuela, Guiana, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, and northern Argentina. VENEZUELA. Amazonas: Puerto Ayacueho, Foldats 3596. Anzoatequi: Pariagnan, Hernandez 35. Bolivar: La Entrada, Carabobo, alt. 600 m , Williams 10983; Los Patos, alt. 363 m, Steyermark 86999; junction of Rio Paramichi with Rio Paragua, alt. 510-525 m, Steyermark 90561; Mt. St. Ana, Paraguana, Curran d Haman 709. Cojedes: San Carlos, Rudd 453. Delta Amacure: Gines 4859, 5242. Falcon: Las Mercedes, Lasser d Foldats 3116. Lara: Sabanas de Cujieito, alt. 300-450 m, Saer 551. Zulia: Sabanas de Machiques, Lasser 2524. BRITISH GUIANA. East Coast, Demerara, Harrison 884.

Discussion:Schoenus latifolius Vahl, Enum. 2: 226. 1806 (flde Kunth, PI. 2: 38. 1837). Scleria latifolia Sieber; Presl, Isis 21: 268. 1828 (fide Boeck. Linnaea 38: 482. 1874). Scleria asperata Presl, Isis 21: 268. 1828. Scleria margaritifera Presl, Isis 21: 268. 1828 (fide Boeck. Linnaea 38: 482. 1874). DicTiromena vahlii Dietr. Sp. PI. 2: 169. 1833 (fide Clarke, Symb. Ant. 2: 147. 1900). Scleria affinis Presl; Steud. Nomencl. ed. 2. 2: 542. 1841. Scleria communis Kunth, Enum. PI. 2: 340, pro parva parte. 1837 (fide Clarke, Symb. Ant. 2: 146. 1900). "Brasilia, Bahia, Martinica, Jamaica, et ?Nova HoUandia (an patria a Sieb. recte notata?). Scleria selloana Schrad.; Nees in Mart., Fl. Bras. 2(1): 179 as syn. 1842. Scleria conspersa Sellow; Nees in Mart., Fl. Bras. 2(1): 179. 1842. Scleria pratensis Lindl.; Nees, Nova Acta Acad. Leop. Carol. 19: Suppl. 1: 121. 1843. Scleria simplicior Steud. Syn. PI. Cyp. 169. 1855. "Eengger legit in Paraguay.'' Scleria ottonis Boeck. Linnaea 38: 490. 1874. Type locality, Cuba (Otto 299). Scleria fiagellata Sw.; Boeck. Linnaea 38: 506, as syn. 1874. Scleria pittieri Boeck.; Tonduz, Bull. Herb. Boiss. 3: 7, nomen. 1895. Allg. Bot. Zeitschr. 2: 159. 1896. "In Costarica leg. H. Pittier." Scleria boliviana Palla; Buchtein, Contrib. Fl. Boliv. 1: 90. name only. 1910.
Distribution:Mexico North America| Central America| Colombia South America| Venezuela South America| Guyana South America| Brazil South America| Bolivia South America| Paraguay South America| Argentina South America|