Scleria rehmannii C.B. Clarke

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Scleria rehmannii

Chakwenga Headwaters
Record: EA Robinson
Mar 1964
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

Scleria rehmannii

Chakwenga Headwaters
Record: Mike Bingham
Feb 2001
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

Scleria rehmannii

Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Apr 2013
Photo: Lari Merret

Scleria rehmannii

Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Apr 2013
Photo: Lari Merret

Scleria rehmannii

Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Apr 2013
Photo: Lari Merret

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Common names:
Status: Native
Slender perennial 0.3-1.5 cm tall with long straight woody rhizome. Inflorescence a stiffly erect simple panicle, 4-15 cm long; nutlets 1.5-1.8 mm long and 1-1.3 mm wide.
Type location:
South Africa
Notes: Altitude range: 450-1600(-2100) m
Derivation of specific name: rehmannii: named for Anton Rehmann, 1840-1917, Polish botanist and collector
Habitat: Seasonally or perennially wet grassland, woodland margin on sandy soils.
Altitude range: 450 - 1600 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: DRC Katanga, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lp,N,Mc,C,Lk,S,W
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Content last updated: Tuesday 4 July 2017

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 Pages 388 - 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.

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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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 rehmannii., retrieved 28 September 2023

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