Scleria welwitschii C.B. Clarke

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Scleria welwitschii

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Scleria welwitschii

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Mutinondo Wilderness Area

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Synonyms: Scleria junciformis Ridl.
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Slender perennial 0.3-1 m tall, with a straight woody rhizome, bearing weakly erect stems. Inflorescences sparingly branched, lax and drooping at maturity with glomerules of 2-6 spikelets.
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Derivation of specific name: welwitschii: named after the Austrian botanist, Friedrich Martin Welwitsch (1806-1872)
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Worldwide distribution: Regional distribution: Zambia, Angola, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: 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 305.

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Page 186.

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 388.


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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 welwitschii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=111770, retrieved 12 December 2017

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