Scleria lithosperma (L.) Sw.

First published in Prodr. Veg. Ind. Occ.: 18 (1788)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Tropics & Subtropics. It is a Perennial or rhizomatous geophyte and grows primarly in the Seasonally Dry Tropical biome(s).

Distribution

Native to:

Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Cambodia, Caroline Is., Cayman Is., China South-Central, China Southeast, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ethiopia, Fiji, Florida, French Guiana, Ghana, Guatemala, Hainan, Haiti, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jawa, Kenya, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Louisiana, Madagascar, Malaya, Maluku, Marianas, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Myanmar, New Guinea, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Northern Territory, Panamá, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Turks-Caicos Is., Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is., Windward Is., Zambia, Zaïre

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Accepted Infraspecifics

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2005). Monocotyledons and Gymnosperms of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 52: 1-415.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Browning, J. & al. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 14: 1-455. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Espejo Serna, A. & López-Ferrari, A.R. (1997). Las Monocotiledóneas Mexicanas una Sinopsis Florística 5: 1-98. Consejo Nacional de la Flora de México, México D.F.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola. Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R. & Simpson, D.A. (2007). World Checklist of Cyperaceae. Sedges: 1-765. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Hammel, B.E. & al. (2003). Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica 2: 1-694. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
  • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae. Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.
  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
  • Morat, P. & Veillon, J.-M. (1985). Contributions à la conaissance de la végétation et de la flore de Wallis et Futuna. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle. Section B, Adansonia 7: 259-329.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • Pandey, R.P. & Dilwakar, P.G. (2008). An integrated check-list flora of Andaman and Nicobar islands, India. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 32: 403-500.
  • Suzuki, M., Taufatofua, P. & Koyama, T. (2007). New records of plants from Tonga. Makinoa, n.s., 6: 25-62.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso. Boissiera 65: 1-391.
  • Wadoodkhan, M.A., Solanke, S.N. & Chavan, D.P. (2007). Genus Scleria Berg. (Cyperaceae) in peninsular India, rest of Maharashtra and Andaman. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 31: 598-612.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 23: 1-515. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Chou, S., Chhnang, P. & Kim, Y. (2016). A Checklist for the Seed Plants of Cambodia: 1-272. National Institute of Biological Resources, Korea.
  • Christopherson, E. (1935). Flowering Plants of Samoa. Bernice P. Bishop Museum Bulletin 128: 1-221.
  • Correll, D.S. & Correll, H.B. (1982). Flora of the Bahama Archipelago: 1-1692. J.Cramer, Vaduz.
  • Espejo Serna, A. & López-Ferrari, A.R. (1997). Las Monocotiledóneas Mexicanas una Sinopsis Florística 5: 1-98. Consejo Nacional de la Flora de México, México D.F.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola. Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae. Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.
  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso. Boissiera 65: 1-391.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 23: 1-515. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Acta Trop. Suppl. 8: 208 (1964)
  • Dur. &. Schinz, Consp. Fl. Afr. 5: 672 (1895)
  • F.T.A. 8: 502 (1902)
  • F.W.T.A. ed. 2, 3: 343 (1972)
  • Fl. Br. India 6: 685 (1894)
  • Fl. Eth. 6: 497, fig. 212.166 (1997).
  • Haines & Lye, Sedges & Rushes E. Afr.: 343, fig. 709 (1983)
  • Illustr. Cyp., t. 123 (1909)
  • Journ. E. Afr. Nat. Hist. Soc. 24 (109): 30 (1964)
  • K.B. 10: 421 (1955)
  • K.B. 18: 503 (1966)
  • Kunth, Enum. Pl. 2: 349 (1837)
  • Linnaea 38: 454 (1874)
  • P.O.A. C: 129 (1895)
  • Prodr. Veg. Ind. Occ.: 18 (1788)

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Aug 10, 1995 Boyce, P.C. [917], Thailand K000498563 No
Aug 10, 1995 Boyce, P.C. [917], Thailand K000498562 No
Jul 14, 1993 Smitinand, T. [6834], Thailand K000498548 No
Nov 1, 1968 Beusekom, C.F. van [626], Thailand K000498547 No
Jan 1, 1961 Marcan, A. [1358], Thailand K000498538 No
Jan 1, 1961 Marcan, A. [1358], Thailand K000498537 No
Jan 1, 1961 Smitinand, T. [5675], Thailand K000498540 No
Aug 1, 1890 Banks, J. [s.n.], Jamaica K000584443 Yes
Jun 1, 1890 Brown, R. [6069], Australia K000960246 Unknown type material Yes
Charoenphoi, C. [4082], Thailand K000498539 No
Niyomdham, C. et al [1040], Thailand K000498543 No
Hansen, B. [12398], Thailand K000498544 No
Middleton, D.J. [2659], Thailand K000498558 No
s.coll. [1543], Jamaica K000584444 Yes
Phengnaren, S. [35295], Thailand K000498546 No
Beusekom, C.F. van [4121], Thailand K000498545 No
Charoenphol, C. [3489], Thailand K000498542 No
Iwatsuki, k. [T-14502], Thailand K000498541 No

Sources

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0