Monographs Details: Scleria secans (L.) Urb.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1965. The Botany of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 12 (3): 1-285.
Family:Cyperaceae
Scientific Name:Scleria secans (L.) Urb.
Discussion:Schoenus secans L. Syst. ed. 2. 865, excl. syn. Eumpf. 1759. Carex lithosperma L. Syst. ed. 12. 618, in part. 1767 (fide Sw. Fl. Occ. 1: 88. 1797). Schoenus litTiospermtis L. Sp. PI. ed. 2. 1: 65, in part. 1762 (fide Sw. Ind. Fl. Occ. 1: 88. 1797). Scleria scabra Willd. Sp. PI. 4: 315. 1805. Cumana, Venezuela (Humboldt). Arundo farcta Aubl. PL Guian. 1: 52. 1775 (fide Poir. in Lam. Encyc. 7: 1. 1806). Scleria reflexa HBK. Nov. Gen. & Sp. 1: 232. 1816. "Crescit locis planis humidis Novae Andalusiae prope Cumana et Bordones.'' Scleria caricifolia Schrad.; Nees in Mart., Fl. Bras. 2(1) : 177, as syn. 1842. Mastigoscleria reflexa Nees in Mart., Fl. Bras. 2(1) : 177. 1842. Based on Scleria reflexaHBK. Scleria renggeriana Steud. Syn. PI. Cyp. 173. 1855. Type locality, Paraguay. Scleria weigeltiana Schrad.; Boeck. Linnaea 38: 504, as syn. 1874. Scleria porphyrorTiiza Wright; Sauv. Anal. Acad. Cienc. Habana 8: 155. 1871. "En los pinares de la Vuelta de Abajo, cerca de Pinar del Eio." Wright. Scleria lobulata Palla, Denks. Akad. Wien 79: 197. 1908. Type locality, Campinas, Brazil, Campos Novaes 1324.
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