Scleria lacustris Sauvalle

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Scleria lacustris

Lake Bangweulu, Nsombo
in shallow water
Record: EA Robinson
May 1961
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

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Common names:
Status: Native
Annual, rooted emergent aquatic, stems up to 2.8 m long (APD).
Type location:
Notes: Red data list status: A single collection from Zambia, but widespread in Africa.
Derivation of specific name: lacustris: of the lake (lacus)
Habitat: Annual, rooted emergent aquatic, stems up to 2.8 m long (APD).
Altitude range: 1000 m (approx)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Regional: Zambia, Botswana (Okavango)
Global: West Africa, Madagascar
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Content last updated: Friday 10 March 2017

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 lacustris., retrieved 7 December 2023

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