Scleria glabra Boeck.

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Scleria glabra

Mbala District, Uninji Pans
Record: EA Robinson
Jun 1956
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

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Common names:
Frequency: Widespread
Status: Native
Entirely glabrous annual with erect stems 0.25─1.2 m tall, and minute root system. Leaves 1.4─4(─6) mm wide. Inflorescence paniculate, with branches up to 10 cm of more long.
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Derivation of specific name: glabra: smooth, lacking hairs, scales or other protuberances
Habitat: Boggy grassland
Altitude range: 700 - 1800 m
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Worldwide distribution: Regional: Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique
Global: D.R. Congo, Burundi, Tanzania
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Cb,N,E,Lk
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Content last updated: Friday 10 March 2017

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 397.

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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 glabra., retrieved 4 December 2023

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