Scleria paupercula E.A. Rob.

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Scleria paupercula

Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Nov 2013
Photo: Lari Merret

Scleria paupercula

Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Nov 2013
Photo: Lari Merret

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Common names:
Status: Native
Perennial, 20-50 cm tall, from creeping rhizome, straight, 2-3 mm thick, juicy. Inflorescence 1.5-6 cm long, spicate or shortly branched with glomerules of 2-6 spikelets, glumes dark brown.
Type location:
Notes: A difficult habitat to collect in, with most records by a single collector, Edward Robinson, who described the species.
Red data list status: Least concern
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Habitat: Boggy grassland
Altitude range: 1200 - 1500 m
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Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,Mc,Lk
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Content last updated: Tuesday 4 July 2017

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 389.

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.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Scleria paupercula., retrieved 2 October 2023

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