Scleria gracillima Boeckeler

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

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Slender annual (or perennial?) up to 75 cm. high
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 1–2 mm, wide
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Panicles small and delicate, almost spike-like, the lateral ones pendulous on slender or filiform peduncles thickening upwards, usually paired
Ecology
In seasonally swampy grasslands.

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Sudan, Jur Ghattas, Schweinfurth 189 (B, holo.; K, iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Entirely glabrous slender annual 25–55(–70) cm tall
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 1–2 mm wide
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences with the lateral panicles single or in pairs at each node, few-flowered.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peducles foliform, pendulous; male spikelets straw-coloured, 3–4 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels up to 4 mm long; female glumes tinged with red
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets whitish or grey with darker grey or blackish longitudinal stipes, oblong-cylindric, (2.2–)2.9–3.3 mm long, 1.7–1.8 mm wide, smooth and shiny; hypogynium pale greenish yellow with or without a dark reddish brown margin, not or only faintly lobed.
Ecology
Boggy grassland; 900 m
Distribution
Range: Senegal, Ghana, Ivory Coast, S Nigeria, Central African Republic, Sudan and Zambia; also in Brazil Flora districts: T8

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Central African Repu, Chad, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia

Scleria gracillima Boeckeler appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Schweinfurth, G. [189 (Series 3)], Sudan K000321071 Unknown type material Yes
Ule, E. [8064], Brazil Scleria retroserrata K000584479 Unknown type material Yes

First published in Flora 42: 570 (1879)

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.
  • 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.
  • Browning, J. & al. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 14: 1-455. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola. Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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 West Tropical Africa

  • Berhaut, Fl. Sén. ed. 2, 358, 360.
  • E. A. Robinson in Kew Bull. 18: 534 (1966)
  • F.T.A. 8: 505
  • Nelmes in Kew Bull. 11: 110 (1956)
  • in Flora 62: 570 (1879)

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.
  • 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.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola. Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • F.T.A. 8: 505 (1902)
  • F.W.T.A. 3: 343 (1972)
  • Flora 62: 570 (1879)
  • Haines & Lye, Sedges & Rushes E. Afr.: 349, fig. 723 (1983).
  • Journ. E. Afr. Nat. Hist. Soc. 24 (109): 29 (1964)
  • K.B. 11: 10 (1956)
  • K.B. 18: 534 (1966)
  • Kirkia 2: 188 (1961)

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