Scleria griegifolia (Ridl.) C.B. Clarke

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Scleria griegifolia

Luwingu District, Chishinga Ranch
Record: WL Astle
Sep 1960
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Acriulus griegiifolius Ridl.
Acriulus madagascariensis Ridl.
Scleria friesii Kük.
Common names:
Frequency: Common in the Northern wetter parts
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial, densely tufted, forming clumps 0.9─1.5 m tall, with long creeping rhizome loosely covered with brownish scales. Stems 3-angles, glabrous but scabrid on the angles. Leaves 8─12 mm wide, the margins coarsely serrate. Inflorescence of one terminal and many lax lateral panicles borne 4─7 at each node on slender pendulous peduncles up to 20 cm long; male spikelets much more numerous than the female. Nutlet white with pink or dark violet blotches, broadly ovate 4─5 mm long, strongly apiculate, glabrous.
Type location:
Angola
Notes: Zambian distribution:"Common in the wetter parts of Zambia from Mongu to Mkushi northwards . " EAR
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Peat bog
Altitude range: 1150 - 1600 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Regional:Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe
Global: Angola, D.R. Congo, South Africa, Madagascar
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lp,N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Friday 10 March 2017
Literature:

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Pages 183 - 184.

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 412 - 413.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 89. As Scleria greigiifolia

Robinson, E.A. (1961-62). Notes of Scleria: 1. The African Species of Sect. Tessellatae Kirkia 2 Page 172.

Robinson, E.A. (1962). Scleria in Central Africa: Descriptions and Notes: II Kirkia 3 Pages 8 - 14.

Robinson, E.A. (1963-64). Notes on Scleria: III Scleria hirtella Sw. and Some Allied Species: A Transatlantic Group. Kirkia 4 Pages 175 - 184.

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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Scleria griegifolia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=111660, retrieved 1 June 2020

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