Monographs Details: Abolboda macrostachya var. robustior Steyerm.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett & Wurdack, John J. 1958. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part III. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 10: 1-156.
Family:Xyridaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Specimens examined: BRITISH GUIANA: Membaru Creek, Pinkus 223 (NY, F) ; Holitipu (Samwarakna-tipu), Maguire & Fanshawe 32521. "British Guiana," Schomburgk 1465 (K), type of A. rigida Gleason. VENEZUELA: Bolivar: Gran Sabana, sumpfen bei Rio Cuquenan, Februari, 1910, E. Vie (K, photo NY), type of A. excelsa Malme. Auyan-tepui, Tatc 1208; Kavanayen, Steyermark 59349 (holotype F, 2 sheets); Ptari-tepui, Steyermark 60243; Auyan-tepui, Cardona 2614; Ilu-tepui Maguire 33356, 3352S. Terr. Amazonas: Cerro Sipapo, Maguire & Politi 27682, 27910, 28112, 28117, 28176.

Discussion:

A. rigida Gleason, Bull. Torrey Club 56: 17. 1929.

A. excelsa Malme, Arkiv. Bot. 25A12: 16. 1933.

Type: leaves in rosette, pungent-tipped but inrolled, coriaceous, rich green; bracts brown-lavender with searious margins; sandy wet meadow; on large mesa, Gran Sabana northwest Kavanayen at 1220 m alt., Oct 26, 1944, Rteyermark 57349.

Distribution:Guyana South America| Venezuela South America|