Scleria rehmannii C.B.Clarke
  • Fl .Cap.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Scleria rehmannii C.B.Clarke. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000552649. Accessed on: 17 Feb 2020'

Diagnostic Description

Perennial with annual aerial parts.

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    Morphology

    Perennial. Rhizome 3-6 mm thick, woody, yellow; scales light brown. Culms 0.3-1.5 m tall, glabrous, 5-10 mm distant. Leaves 1-3.5 mm broad, villous to glabrescent; sheath with mouth produced into a triangular, villous or glabrescent tongue 1-2 mm long. Inflorescence branched or unbranched, 40-120-(170) mm long, stiffly erect. Glomerules (1)-2-12 per branch, of 1-6 sessile spikelets. Bracts shortly awned, shorter than or equalling the glomerules. Spikelets 4-5 mm long. Glumes 2-4.5 mm long, glabrous, shortly awned, blackish-red or pale red with darker streaks. Achene broadly ovoid or subglobose, 1.25-2 x 1-1.6 mm, glabrous, smooth or tuberculate, grey or light brown.

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    Habitat

    Occurring in seasonal or permanent bogs in open grassland.

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    Distribution

    Known in southern Africa only from Transvaal and north-east Namibia near Rundu. Widespread in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, Angola, Zaire and Central African Republic.

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      Bibliography

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

     Information From

    Cyperaceae
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    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).
    International Union for Conservation of Nature
    https://www.iucn.org/
    IUCN 2016. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-2
    • D All Rights Reserved
    International Union for Conservation of Nature v.3
    https://www.iucnredlist.org/
    IUCN 2019. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2019-1.
    • E See IUCN Terms and conditions of use http://www.iucnredlist.org/info/terms-of-use