Scleria globonux C.B. Clarke

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Scleria globonux

25 km west of Kasama
Record: EA Robinson
May 1961
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

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Status: Native
Annual, sparingly hairy, 0.5─1 m tall. Inflorescence of a terminal panicle and 2─3 lateral panicles occurring singly at the nodes on long flexuous hairy peduncles. Nutlet hairy, white or rusty-red, nearly globose, approximately 3x2.5 mm.
Type location:
Sudan (South Sudan?)
Notes: Misidentification as this or similar species confuses the status of the species.
Red data list status: Probably not threatened.
Zambia distribution: Common in Zambia in areas of more than 40 ins. [c. 1000 mm] annual rainfall, and frequently recorded in the Northern and Western Provinces.
Derivation of specific name: globonux: nut globose
Habitat: Swamp margins
Altitude range: 1000 - 1200 m
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Worldwide distribution: Regional:Zambia
Global: tropical West and East Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,S
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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 Pages 402 - 403.

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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 globonux., retrieved 4 December 2023

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