Scleria angusta Nees ex Kunth
  • Enum. Pl.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Scleria angusta Nees ex Kunth. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000548214. Accessed on: 23 Feb 2020'

Diagnostic Description

This species is distinguished from all others of the FSA region by its praemorse leaves, its violet or purple achene and its fimbriate hypogynium.

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    Morphology

    Perennial. Rhizome elongated, 4-7 mm thick; scales brown. Culms 1.3-2.5 m tall, glabrous below, hirsute above. Leaves unequally laterally praemorse distally, 6-16 mm broad, glabrous or sheaths densely villous below mouths; mouth produced into deltoid- rounded tongue 2-5 mm long. Inflorescence with compact terminal panicle 35-60 mm long, lateral panicles erect, single at 3-7 nodes, 30-40(-60) mm long, shortly exserted from sheaths. Bracts foliaceous. Male spikelets sessile or subsessile, 3.5-4 mm long, glumes pale brown. With reddish striae, keels and distal margins hispidulous. Female glumes glabrescent or hispidulous on keels and distal margins, 3-3.5 mm long, pale brown with darker reddish streaks. Achene ovoid to ovoid-globose, 2.25-3.5 x 1.8-2.3 mm, glabrous, smooth, violet or purple: hypogynium obscurely trilobed with fimbriate margin, brown.

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    • 2
    • ]. 

    Habitat

    Perennial, stout, aquatic with evergreen aerial parts.

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    • 2
    • ]. 

    Distribution

    Occurring in shade in swamp forest in coastal Natal and Transkei. Also recorded from Mozambique and Madagascar.

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    • 2
    • ]. 

      Bibliography

    • 1 Enum. Pl.
    • 2 Hennessy, EF. 1985. The genus Scleria in southern Africa. Bothalia 15(3 & 4): 505 - 530.

     Information From

    Cyperaceae
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    e-Flora of South Africa
    e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=flora_descriptions&v=1.21
    • B All Rights Reserved
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).