Scleria dregeana Kunth

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Scleria dregeana

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Scleria dregeana

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Mutinondo Wilderness Area

Scleria dregeana

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Scleria dregeana

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Tufted perennial, sometimes with a rhizome 1─2 mm thick bearing crowded slender culms 0.2─1 m tall. Leaves 1─2 mm wide, glabrous or slightly hairy. Inflorescences 3─10 cm long, simply spicate or sparsely to strongly branched, the branches 3─5 cm long, glomerules close-set of 2─9 blackish spikelets.
Derivation of specific name: dregeana: after Johann Francis Drege who collected in South Africa’s Cape Province, 1826-34.
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Worldwide distribution: Regional: Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe.
Global: tropical and sub-tropical Africa extending southward to South Africa and Angola.
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.

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 50.

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Page 183.

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 389 - 390.

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.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 121.

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Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Scleria dregeana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Scleria dregeana
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Scleria dregeana., retrieved 25 March 2023

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