Monographs Details: Abolboda glomerata Maguire
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:Latin Diagnosis - Herbae perennes rhizomatibus horizontalibus ca. 6 mm diam.; foliis numerosis, planis, linearibus, 5-10 cm longis, 1-3 mm latis, ad basim vaginatis, apice acuto triquetro; scapis 1-pluribus, 15-30 cm longis, ca. 1.2 mm diam.; bracteis vaginatis 2-jugatis subappositis, amplectantibus, oblongo-lanceolatis abrupte acutis 12-15 mm longis; inflorescentiis glomeratis, glomerulis e pluribus spiculis aggregatis; bracteis subtendentibus oblongo-lanceolatis, exterioribus 10-12 mm longis ca. 6 mm latis, scariosomarginatis obtusis 9-11-nervatis; bracteis secondariis ordine parvioribus; bracteis florum similibus 5-7 mm longis; sepalis oblanceolatis, 6-7 mm longis, conduplicatis valde carinatis decussatis, apice acutiusculo; nee floribus nee capsulis visis.

Discussion:

Type: perennial herb, fruiting only, frequent in marshy savanna, Sabana Yenado, left bank Cano Pimichin above Puerto Pimichin, affluent Rio Guainia, at 140 m alt., Territorio Amazonas, Venezuela, April 14, 1953, Maguire & Wurdack 35593 (holotype NY).

Known only from the type locality. No fertile flowering or fruiting material was found, although the plants seen appeared to be perfectly normal.