Monographs Details: Becquerelia discolor Kunth
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1967. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part VII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 17: 1-439.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Known only by the type collection.


Inter Vittoria et Bahia, Brasilia meridionalis, Sellow (holotype B, photo F,GH).

H. Pfeiffer in his revision of Becquerelia took B. discolor out and placed it in the genus Scleria. But the spikelets of this species have several empty glumes between the pistillate and staminate spikelets, showing that the plant properly belongs to Becquerelia. The leaves with a petiole-shaped base and slender short culms are unusual in the genus Becquerelia, and m a y suggest a certain taxonomic link between the genera Becquerelia and Bisboekelera