Scleria glabra Boeckeler

This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Chad to S. Tropical Africa.

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Malawi, Shire Highlands, Buchanan 2 (B, holo.; E!, K!, iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Entirely glabrous annual with erect stems 0.25–1.2 m tall
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 1.5–4(–6) mm wide
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence paniculate, 4–25 cm long, often twice branched from the lower part, the branches slender and often compound with many glomerules of 2–16 spikelets, each 3.5–5 mm long blackish, the upper glomerules closely placed, the lower up to 4 cm apart.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes dark reddish black, paler at the base, all muticous or shortly mucronate, the female ones 2.5–3 mm long with green midrib, the males 2.5–4 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets grey or black but raised parts appearing lighter in colour, ± globose, 1.2–1.5 mm long, ± 1 mm wide, trabeculate-tuberculate or shallowly pitted or transversely wrinkled, with 3 longitudinal smooth bands, shortly apiculate.
Ecology
Seasonally or permanently boggy grassland; 700–1800(–1950 fide Napper) m
Distribution
Flora districts: T4 T7 T8 Range: Congo-Kinshasa (Shaba), Burundi, Malawi, Mozambique

Native to:

Burundi, Chad, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

Scleria glabra Boeckeler appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jul 1, 1890 Buchanan [2], Malawi K000363304 Yes

First published in Beitr. Cyper. 1: 35 (1888)

Accepted by

  • Browning, J. & al. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 14: 1-455. 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.
  • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae. Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Cyper. Nov. 1: 35 (1888)
  • Durand & Schinz, Consp. Fl. Afr. 5: 671 (1895)
  • F.T.A. 8: 497 (1902)
  • Haines & Lye, Sedges & Rushes E. Afr.: 322, fig. 707, 708 (1983).
  • Journ. E. Afr. Nat. Hist. Soc. 24 (109): 30 (1964)
  • K.B. 10: 435 (1955)
  • K.B. 18: 495 (1966)

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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