Scleria tessellata Willd.
var. sphaerocarpa E.A.Rob.

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Scleria tessellata var. sphaerocarpa

100 km E of Kasama
Record: EA Robinson
Apr 1962
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

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Status: Native
Densely tufted annual 0.15-1m tall with reddish roots. Leaves plicate, 2-6 mm wide, glabrous or more rarely shortly hairy. Inflorescence of lateral panicles borne singly at the nodes on short erect peduncles.
Var.:Nutlets grey, globose, 2.7-3 mm long, 2.3-2.5 mm wide, glabrous or shortly hairy. deeply lacunose-tessellate.
Type location:
Zambia Mungwi
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Habitat: Damp grassland
Altitude range: 1000 - 2100 m
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Worldwide distribution: Senegal and S. Sudan to Angola and Zambia.
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Content last updated: Thursday 6 April 2017

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 403 - 404.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Scleria tessellata
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Scleria tessellata
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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 tessellata var. sphaerocarpa., retrieved 4 December 2023

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