Scleria foliosa Hochst. ex A.Rich.

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Scleria foliosa

Lusaka east
Record: EA Robinson
Jan 1958
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

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Frequency: Widespread
Status: Native
Description:
Annual 0.2─2 m tall, loosely or densely tufted, with brown or reddish roots. Leaves and bracts ligulate, the sheath mouth extended into a tongue with dark brown margins. Leaves glabrous but scabrid on margins and veins beneath. Inflorescence of a terminal and 1─3 lateral panicles, always single at the nodes of the upper leaves. Peduncles stiffly erect but may become ± pendulous after maturity. Nutlets white or grey, ovoid 3.5─4 mm long, 2─2.4 mm wide, glabrous, lightly to moderately verrucose.
Type location:
Ethiopia
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: foliosa: leafy
Habitat: Swamp edges, seeps, seasonally damp areas in wooded grassland, rice fields.
Altitude range: 30 - 2050 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Regional: Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe;
Global: west, east and southern Africa, Madagascar and India.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lk,S
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Content last updated: Friday 10 March 2017
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 32.

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 400.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 121.

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Scleria foliosa
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Scleria foliosa.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=111650, retrieved 23 January 2018

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