Scleria woodii C.B. Clarke (1894)[Agg]

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Perennial 25-75 cm tall, arising from a single obliquely descending scented white or pink soft tuberous rhizome, which eventually produces a new plant at its tip, up to 10 cm from its parent which subsequently dies after flowering; internodes slightly swollen. Inflorescence a simple or compound panicle, with 10-30 glomerules of (1-)2-6 spikelets; glumes pale to blackish-brown. Nutlets grey with darker longitudinal stripes, ovoid to globose.
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Notes: S. woodii is a synonym of S. hilsenbergii according to APD.
Red data list status: ""Common in Zambia Robinson. Not threatened
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical and South Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): C,S,W
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Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Pages 186 - 187.

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 391 - 392.

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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 woodii., retrieved 7 December 2023

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