Monographs Details: Rhynchospora mexicana (Liebm.) Steud.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1972. The botany of the Guayana Highland--part IX. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 23: 1-832.
Family:Cyperaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. Known only from several scattered localities in Mexico, Hispaniola, and Venezuela. Rare in savanna. VENEZUELA. Guárico: Ortíz-Galeras de El Pao, ca 20 km from San Francisco de Tiznados, Aristeguieta et al 6319 (VEN).

Discussion:

Fig 7A-C

Haplostylis mexicana Liebmann, Kongl. Dansk. Vidensk. Selsk. Skrift. 5(Afd. 2) [= Mexicos Halvgraes]: 249. 1851.

Rhynchospora buchii Urban, Sym. Antill. 7: 69. 1912. Type. Buch 1047 (B) from Haiti, auf Savanen der Ebene von St. Michel, Hispaniola.

Type. Liebmann s n (C) from savanna between La Galera and Pochutla, Dept. Oaxaca, Mexico.

The collection cited above makes a new addition to the flora of South America. This species has hitherto been known only from Mexico and Haiti.

Distribution:Mexico North America| West Indies| Venezuela South America|