Scleria flexuosa Boeckeler

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Scleria flexuosa

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Scleria flexuosa

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Scleria flexuosa

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Scleria flexuosa

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Scleria flexuosa

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Mutinondo Wilderness Area

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Synonyms: Scleria dieterlenii Turrill
Scleria lateritica Nelmes
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Perennial, although can be mistaken for an annual if the fragile rhizome connecting the stem to the tuber is broken. Plant 15─25 cm tall with a simple tuber 8─12 mm long, 4─8 mm wide; rhizome 2─4 cm long, ± 1mm thick; stems erect, glabrous or hairy. Inflorescence usually spicate, occasionally with short branches in the lower half; glomerules crowded.
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Derivation of specific name: flexuosa: zigzag, much bent (probably referring to the stem)
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Worldwide distribution: Regional:Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe.
Global: West Africa, Angola, Tanzania, Lesotho.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 303. as Scleria dieterlenii

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 32. As Scleria dieterlenii

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 387.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Scleria flexuosa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=111640, retrieved 11 December 2017

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