Scleria dregeana Kunth

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Scleria dregeana

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Scleria dregeana

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Mutinondo Wilderness Area

Scleria dregeana

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Scleria dregeana

Photo: Lari Merrett

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Tufted perennial, sometimes with a rhizome 1─2 mm thick bearing crowded slender culms 0.2─1 m tall. Leaves 1─2 mm wide, glabrous or slightly hairy. Inflorescences 3─10 cm long, simply spicate or sparsely to strongly branched, the branches 3─5 cm long, glomerules close-set of 2─9 blackish spikelets.
Derivation of specific name: dregeana: after Johann Francis Drege who collected in South Africa’s Cape Province, 1826-34.
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Worldwide distribution: Regional: Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe.
Global: tropical and sub-tropical Africa extending southward to South Africa and Angola.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
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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.

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Page 183.

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 389 - 390.

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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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Scleria dregeana., retrieved 22 February 2018

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