Monographs Details: Abolboda acaulis 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
Scientific Name:Abolboda acaulis Maguire
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution: plants of savannas and open stream-sides at higher altitudes, on wet sand overlying Roraima sediments. Specimens examined: BRITISH GUIANA: Kaieteur Plateau: Maguire & Fanshawe 23096 (holotype NY, isotype F, NY, US, K) ; Feb 15, 1955, Maguire, Bagshaw & Maguire 40700; 40701; savanna above Ohi Chi Landing, Mazaruni River, Feb 10, 1955, Maguvre, Bagshaiv & Maguire 40669; 40669-A; scrub savanna, Kamarang Station, Maguire. & Fanshawe 32609; Imbaimadai Savannas, Maguire & Fanshawe 32169; Holi-tipu, Maguire & Fanshawe 32516; Ayanganna Savannas, Maguire, Bagshaw and Maguire 40618. VENEZUELA: Bolivar: Kavanayen, Maguire 33730; 33749; San Rafael, Maguire 33179; Chimanta, Steyermark 75784; Steyermarl & Wurdack 457; Guaiquinima, Maguire 32820. Amazonas: Cerro Sipapo, Maguire & Politi 27659; 27700; 27778; 27923; 28691; Cerro Huachamacari, Maguire, Cowan & Wurdack 30154; 30720; Cerro Guanay, Maguire, Phelps, Hitchcock & Budousln 31703; 31773 A; Cerro Yutaje, Maguire & Maguire 35214; 35249.

Discussion:

Type: locally frequent, tufted perennial herb 2-3 cm high, rootstocks fleshy, flowers 1 or 2, pale blue; in white sand from conglomerate and sandstone, Kaieteur Plateau, British Guiana, April 30, 1944, Maguire cO Fanshaive 23096.

Distribution:Guyana South America| Venezuela South America|