Scleria pooides Ridl.

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Scleria pooides

Chakwenga Headwaters
Record: EA Robinson
Oct 1963
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

Scleria pooides

Mkushi District, Fiwila
Record: EA Robinson
Jan 1958
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Scleria multispiculata Boeck. (Type: Malawi)
Scleria prophyllata Nelmes (Type: Angola)
Common names:
Frequency: Widespread
Status: Native
Slender glabrous tufted perennial 30─80 cm tall, or with short creeping rhizome. Inflorescence a spreading compound panicle 3-15(-20) cm long, the branches slender, compound; spikelets dark red axillary and pedicellate, up to 170 on one stem 3-4(-5) mm long; glumes arranged ± distichously in the spikelet.
Type location:
Notes: Zambian distribution:"Common in the Northern and Central Provinces of Zambia; also recorded from Mwinilunga . ."
Derivation of specific name: pooides: resembling grass
Habitat: Perennially damp grassland and swamp
Altitude range: 900 - 1750 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Regional distribution: Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe.
Global distribution: Nigeria, D.R. Congo, Angola, Madagascar
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Lp,C,Lk
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 16 March 2017

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.

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

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 390.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Scleria pooides
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Scleria pooides., retrieved 29 June 2017

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