Scleria erythrorrhiza Ridl.

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Scleria erythrorrhiza

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Scleria erythrorrhiza

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Perennial, 0.3─1 m tall, rhizome woody, producing stems at short intervals, usually reddish with reddish roots. Leaves 2─6 mm wide. Inflorescences simply spicate with many glomerules, glumes densely hairy.
Derivation of specific name: erythrorrhiza: red root
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Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Angola, Tanzania.
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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 Pages 387 - 388.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Scleria erythrorrhiza., retrieved 13 August 2022

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