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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to W. Ethiopia and Zambia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

Cyperaceae, Miss S. S. Hooper. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:2. 1972

Morphology General Habit
Sparingly villous annual up to 1 m. high;
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 3–9 mm. wide
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Lateral panicles solitary pendulous on long flexuous villous hispidulous peduncles
Ecology
Seasonal or permanently swampy areas in grassland.

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Sudan, Bahr al Ghazal, Schweinfurth 2560 pro parte (K!, holo.; P, iso.) (see Robinson (1961) for discussion)
Morphology General Habit
Sparingly hairy annual 0.5–1 m tall
Morphology Leaves
Leaves up to 40 cm long, 3–9 mm wide, flat or plicate, scabrid on margins and ribs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence of terminal panicle and 2–3 lateral panicles occurring singly at the nodes on long flexuous hairy peduncles; male spikelets dark reddish black, 3–5(–6) mm long on pedicels the same length or a little shorter; female 7–8 mm long, the glumes straw-coloured with or without reddish streaks, glabrous or hispidulous on the midrib
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets white or ferruginous, globose, 2.8–3.2 mm long, 2.5–2.7(–3) mm wide, deeply lacunose-tessellate, the ridges with pale to bright ferruginous short hairs; hypogynium white or brownish, deeply 3lobed, the lobes rounded at the apex.
Ecology
Dry swamp edges; 1000–1200 m
Distribution
Flora districts: U3 U4 Range: Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, Congo-Kinshasa, Sudan, Zambia

Native to:

Central African Repu, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Scleria globonux C.B.Clarke appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Schweinfurth [2500], Sudan K000321082 Unknown type material
Schweinfurth [2500], Sudan K000321083 Unknown type material

First published in T.A.Durand & H.Schinz, Consp. Fl. Afric. 5: 671 (1894)

Accepted by

  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • 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.
  • Catarino, L., Martins, E.S., Diniz, M.A. & Pinto-Basto, M.F. (2006). Check-list da flora vascular do parque natural das Lagos de Cufada (Guiné-Bissau) Garcia de Orta, Série de Botânica 17: 97-141.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.
  • Hedberg, I., Friis, I. & Persson, E. (2009). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 1: 1-305. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Berhaut, Fl. Sén. ed. 2, 359 (1967).
  • Nelmes in Kew Bull. 11: 104 (1956)
  • in F.T.A. 8: 504 (1902)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(2): 1-94. ORSTOM, Bangui.
  • Hedberg, I., Friis, I. & Persson, E. (2009). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 1: 1-305. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • F.T.A. 8: 504 (1902)
  • F.W.T.A. ed. 2, 3: 343 (1972)
  • Haines & Lye, Sedges & Rushes E. Afr. 348, fig. 719 (1983).
  • Journ. E. Afr. Nat. Hist. Soc. 24 (109): 30, fig. 1, 5 (1964)( Note: The reference to perennial in Napper (1964) must be a slip.)
  • K.B. 11: 104 (1956)
  • K.B. 18: 527 (1966)
  • Kirkia 3: 179 (1961)

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