Scleria lagoensis Boeckeler

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Scleria lagoensis

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Synonyms: Scleria canaliculato-triquetra Boeck.
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Status: Native
Robust rhizomatous perennial 0.5-1.8 m tall, stem bases swollen, up to 5 mm wide, forming a shapeless knotty mass. Leaves 5-12 mm wide, usually sharply scabrid on margins and ribs. Inflorescence of one terminal and 3-6 lateral panicles, mostly 2-3 to each node on erect or pendulous peduncles up to 6 cm long. Nutlets smooth, hairy more so towards the base.
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Worldwide distribution: Regional: Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe.
Global: tropical Africa to South Africa, Madagascar, Comoro Islands, tropical South America
Mozambique distribution: N
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Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 407 - 408.

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.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Scleria lagoensis., retrieved 5 March 2024

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