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.Nutlet strongly tuberculate or with transverse ridges; inflorescence with several simple branches from the lower clusters.
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 woodii var. woodii. http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=111780, retrieved 24 April 2017