African Plant Database

Scleria naumanniana Boeckeler
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 5: 94 (1884)
Information on the genus : Scleria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Scleria flagellum Benth.
=Scleria ovuligera Nees (1834) non Rchb. ex Steud.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with very short rhizome c. 3 mm Ø; culms with base somewhat thickened, 0,6 - near 2 m long, 2-4 mm Ø, glabrous, smooth below and sometimes throughout, but often pubescent above on the sides, hispidulous or scabridulous on the acute angles;
Ecology : Edge of marsh, moist bush paths; stony ground; deep water swamp; thicket; coconut plantation; along paths in Dialium forest; secondary forest near stream; damp rocks; river valley; sand dunes; near mangrove swamp; often under shade; ferrugineous hollow; r
  Confused with S. iostephana, especially in E. Africa. in S. naumanniana the nutlet is not bluish, and nutlet not 3-4,2 mm long. In fact, S. iostephana is replaced by S. naumanniana in E. Africa.
  San Tomé, Príncipe.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:58 (2012)
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