Scleria bulbifera Hochst. ex A.Rich.

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Scleria bulbifera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mtoroshanga Pass, Gt Dyke

Scleria bulbifera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mtoroshanga Pass, Gt Dyke

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Synonyms: Scleria buchananii Boeck.
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Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Stoloniferous perennial. Culms 30-70 cm × 0.7-1.5 mm, triangular, glabrous; base woody, thickened into bulb-like swellings 4-10 mm in diameter. Leaves: lamina up to 15-30 cm × 2-5 mm; leaf sheath with a rim of dense long whitish hairs; ligule indistinct or 0. Inflorescence 5-20 cm, usually simply spicate, consisting of 6-20 sessile clusters of bisexual spikelets, with the lower clusters sometimes stalked; bracts of lower clusters sometimes ± leaf-like. Spikelets 4-6.5 mm. Glumes 3-4 mm, reddish-brown, glabrous or hairy on the midrib. Nutlet 1.6-2 × 1.2-1.5 mm, obovoid to subspherical, white, grey or pale brown, smooth to lightly or strongly tuberculate; hypogynium c.0.4 mm.
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Habitat: In open woodland or grassland; also in seasonally wet.
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Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Scleria bulbifera
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West African Plants database: Scleria bulbifera


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Scleria bulbifera.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=111610, retrieved 29 May 2016

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