Scleria calcicola E.A. Rob.

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Tufted annual 15─60 cm tall, entirely glabrous except for leaf sheaths sometimes sparsely hairy; stems slender. Inflorescence simply spicate or very shortly branched near the base 2─8(─18) cm long, with many erect or spreading glomerules of 1─3 spikelets, each 4-5 mm long, dark red.
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Worldwide distribution: Regional distribution: Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe.
Global distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa, extending to Angola and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N
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Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Page 184.

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 395 - 397. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 89.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Scleria calcicola., retrieved 29 March 2023

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