Scleria foliosa Hochst. ex A.Rich.

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Scleria foliosa

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Status: Native
Description:
Annual 0.2─2 m tall, loosely or densely tufted, with brown or reddish roots. Leaves and bracts ligulate, the sheath mouth extended into a tongue with dark brown margins. Leaves glabrous but scabrid on margins and veins beneath. Inflorescence of a terminal and 1─3 lateral panicles, always single at the nodes of the upper leaves. Peduncles stiffly erect but may become ± pendulous after maturity. Nutlets white or grey, ovoid 3.5─4 mm long, 2─2.4 mm wide, glabrous, lightly to moderately verrucose.
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Derivation of specific name: foliosa: leafy
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Worldwide distribution: Regional: Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe;
Global: west, east and southern Africa, Madagascar and India.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Literature:

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

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 400.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 121.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Scleria foliosa
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Scleria foliosa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Scleria foliosa
The Plant List (version 1.1): Scleria foliosa
Tropicos: Scleria foliosa


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 foliosa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=111650, retrieved 28 June 2017

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