Scleria flexuosa Boeckeler

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Scleria flexuosa

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Scleria flexuosa

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Scleria flexuosa

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Scleria flexuosa

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Scleria flexuosa

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Mutinondo Wilderness Area

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Synonyms: Scleria dieterlenii Turrill
Scleria lateritica Nelmes
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Perennial, although can be mistaken for an annual if the fragile rhizome connecting the stem to the tuber is broken. Plant 15─25 cm tall with a simple tuber 8─12 mm long, 4─8 mm wide; rhizome 2─4 cm long, ± 1mm thick; stems erect, glabrous or hairy. Inflorescence usually spicate, occasionally with short branches in the lower half; glomerules crowded.
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Derivation of specific name: flexuosa: zigzag, much bent (probably referring to the stem)
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Worldwide distribution: Regional:Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe.
Global: West Africa, Angola, Tanzania, Lesotho.
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 303. as Scleria dieterlenii

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 50. As Scleria dieterlenii

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 32. As Scleria dieterlenii

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 387.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 89.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 82.

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Flora of Malawi: Scleria flexuosa
Flora of Zambia: Scleria flexuosa
Flora of Zimbabwe: Scleria flexuosa

External websites:

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Scleria flexuosa.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=111640, retrieved 11 July 2020

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