Scleria hispidula Hochst. ex A.Rich.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Eritrea to Zambia.

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Ethiopia, Tigre, Guendepta [Gafta], Schimper II 1277 (P, holo.; BM!, K!, UPS, iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Slender glabrous or hairy annual 5–30(–60) cm tall, the stems under 1 mm wide
Morphology Leaves
Upper leaf sheaths green, lower brown or reddish brown, glabrous or hairy; blades up to 20 cm long, 1–3 mm wide, glabrous or sparsely hairy, scabrid on margins towards apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence simply spicate, 2–11 cm long or with 1–2 lower lateral branches 2 cm long, with 2–10 sessile glomerules of 2–6 spikelets, each 3–4 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracteoles
Bracteoles 3–9 mm long, hispidulous; female
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets greyish white, obovoid or globose, 1.2–1.6 mm long, 1–1.2 mm wide, finely reticulate, sometimes with 3 longitudinal smooth bands.
Ecology
Seasonally damp grassland; 1050–1900 m
Note
Robinson (F.T.E.A. TS) gives upper altitudinal limit to 2600 m but this probably for some Ethiopian locality.
Distribution
Range: Ethiopia, Eritrea, Zambia Flora districts: T1 (fide Robinson F.T.E.A. TS), T2 T5 T7

Native to:

Eritrea, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zambia

Scleria hispidula Hochst. ex A.Rich. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jun 1, 1890 Schimper [1278], Ethiopia K000321085 Unknown type material Yes
Jun 1, 1890 Schimper [1277], Ethiopia K000321084 Unknown type material Yes

First published in Tent. Fl. Abyss. 2: 511 (1850)

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

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Browning, J. & al. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 14: 1-455. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Durand & Schinz, Consp. Fl. Afr. 5: 672 (1895)
  • Engl., Hochgebirgsfl. Trop. Afr.: 150 (1892)
  • F.T.A. 8: 497 (1902)
  • Fl. Eth. 6: 496, fig. 212.164 (1997).
  • Haines & Lye, Sedges & Rushes E. Afr. 340, figs 699, 700 (1983)
  • Journ. E. Afr. Nat. Hist. Soc. 24 (109): 32 (1964)
  • K.B. 10: 436 (1955)
  • K.B. 18: 498 (1966)
  • Linnaea 38: 443 (1874)
  • Tent. Fl. Abyss. 2: 511 (1851)

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

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