Scleria pooides Ridl.

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Scleria pooides

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Scleria pooides

Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Scleria multispiculata Boeck. (Type: Malawi)
Scleria prophyllata Nelmes (Type: Angola)
Common names:
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.
Derivation of specific name: pooides: resembling grass
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Worldwide distribution: Regional distribution: Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe.
Global distribution: Nigeria, D.R. Congo, Angola, Madagascar
Malawi distribution:
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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.

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

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Flora of Zambia: Scleria pooides
Flora of Zimbabwe: Scleria pooides

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Scleria pooides., retrieved 29 March 2017

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