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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa, Madagascar, India to Thailand, N. Northern Territory.

[FTEA]

Cyperaceae, K Hoenselaar, B. Verdcourt & H. Beentje. Hypolytrum, D Simpson. Fuirena, M Muasya. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2010

Type
Type: India, ? König, Herb. Willdenow 17323 (BW, lecto.)*
Morphology General Habit
Densely tufted annual 0.15–1 m tall with reddish roots
Morphology Leaves
Leaves plicate, 2–6 mm wide, glabrous or more rarely shortly hairy
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence of lateral panicles borne singly at the nodes on short erect peduncles not or scarcely extended from the leaf sheaths; male spikelets pale green or chestnut, 4–5 mm long, sessile or with pedicels only 1–2 mm long; female glumes pale green or ± scarious with a green midrib
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets grey or olive-grey with irregular often interrupted longitudinal lines of darker colour, cylindric-ellipsoid to globose, 2.2–3.5 mm long, 1.2–2.5 mm wide, deeply lacunose-tessellate or striate-tessellate, glabrous or hairy; hypogynium yellow, 3-lobed, the lobes brown squarish at apex.

Native to:

Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina, Central African Repu, Chad, Ghana, Guinea, India, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Territory, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Zambia

Scleria tessellata Willd. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Sep 1, 1969 Barter [1042], Nigeria K000363315 Unknown type material
Sep 1, 1969 Jaeger, P. [1], Mali K000391966
Sep 1, 1969 Chevalier, A. [2468], Mali K000391965
Sep 1, 1969 Jaeger, P. [2], Mali K000391969
Rottler, J.P. [s.n.], India K000960232 Unknown type material
Nelmes, K.B. [1956], Mali K000391967
Davey, J.T. [366], Mali K000391964

First published in Sp. Pl., ed. 4, 4: 315 (1805)

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 2: 360-550. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.
  • Browning, J. & al. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 14: 1-455. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Dey, S. & Prasanna, P.V. (2009). Exclusion of Schoenus nigricans L., Rhynchospora triflora Vahl, Scleria foliosa Hochst., & Scleria reticulata (Holtt.) Kern (Cyperaceae) from Flora of India Indian Journal of Forestry 32: 685-686.
  • Govaerts, R. & Simpson, D.A. (2007). World Checklist of Cyperaceae. Sedges: 1-765. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Wadoodkhan, M.A., Solanke, S.N. & Chavan, D.P. (2007). Genus Scleria Berg. (Cyperaceae) in peninsular India, rest of Maharashtra and Andaman Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 31: 598-612.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 2: 360-550. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(2): 1-94. ORSTOM, Bangui.
  • Browning, J. & al. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 14: 1-455. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • F.B.I. 6: 686 (1894)
  • F.W.T.A. ed. 2, 3: 343 (1972)
  • Haines & Lye, Sedges & Rushes E. Afr.: 348, figs. 720, 721 (1983).
  • Journ. E. Afr. Nat. Hist. Soc. 24 (109): 29 (1964)
  • K.B. 11: 108 (1956)
  • K.B. 18: 526 (1966)
  • Kirkia 2: 178 (1961)
  • Sp. Pl. 4: 315 (1805)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0