Scleria melanotricha A. Rich.

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Scleria melanotricha

7 km N of Kalene Hill
Record: EA Robinson
Apr 1965
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Scleria grata Nelmes
Scleria melanotricha var. grata (Nelmes) Lye
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Status: Native
Slender hairy annual 6-50 cm tall, with minute root system. Leaf blades densely hairy. Inflorescence simply spicate, or only shortly branched towards the base; glomerules reflexed, glumes hairy; glumes with dense brown or black hairs and prominent awns.
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Notes: Red data list status: widespread in Africa: not threatened
Derivation of specific name: melanotricha : dark hairs, referring to the hairs on the glumes
Habitat: Shallow rock pools
Altitude range: 600 - 1700 m
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Worldwide distribution: Tropical west and east Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw
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Content last updated: Tuesday 14 March 2017

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 392 - 393.

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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Scleria melanotricha., retrieved 4 December 2023

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