Monographs Details: Sphagnum strictum Sull.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett & Wurdack, John J. 1960. The botany of the Guayana highland--Part IV. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 10: 1-37.
Scientific Name:Sphagnum strictum Sull.

VENEZUELA: Bolivar: Chimant√° Massif, scrub forest near Summit Camp, alt. 1295 m, Steyermark & Wurdack 373.

Dr. Andrews kindly informs me that there are only two known localities for this species in South America: Venezuela and Ecuador. The Venezuelan material was collected by Steyermark from Bolivar but not from the locality given above. The Ecuador record was in the AYarnstorf Herbarium in Berlin and was destroyed in the last war.