Scleria distans Poir.

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Scleria distans

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Synonyms: Scleria hirtella Sw.
Scleria nutans Kunth
Scleria nutans Willd. ex Kunth
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Slender perennial 0.2─1.2 m tall; culms glabrous or hairy, slightly swollen at the base, producing up to 4 stolons. Leaves mostly produced at or near the base of the culm, glabrous to densely hairy; ligule a dense rim of short hairs. Inflorescences spicate, 6─18 cm long, with many reflexed glomerules; glumes reddish brown to black. Nutlet white, obovoid.
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Derivation of specific name: distans: standing apart
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Worldwide distribution: Regional distribution: Zambia, Malawi.
Global distribution:South Africa, Madagascar, Mauritius, tropical America.
Mozambique distribution: N
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Literature:

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Page 183.

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 383 - 385. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 121.

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Flora of Botswana: Scleria distans
Flora of Malawi: Scleria distans
Flora of Zambia: Scleria distans

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Scleria distans
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Scleria distans
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Scleria distans
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Scleria distans
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Scleria distans
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Scleria distans
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Scleria distans
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Scleria distans
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Scleria distans
Ispot Southern Africa: Scleria distans
JSTOR Plant Science: Scleria distans
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Scleria distans
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Scleria distans
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Scleria distans
The Plant List (version 1.1): Scleria distans
Tropicos: Scleria distans


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Scleria distans.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=212900, retrieved 23 March 2017

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