Scleria brownii

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Scleria brownii


Perennial, with short, nodose or corm-like rhizome. Leaves narrowly linear, glabrous, more or less scabrid on the margins, 2-3 mm wide; Inflorescence narrow, consisting of 2-4 distant to approximate, small clusters, 3-12 cm long;


Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present, New Caledonia present, Pacific: Tonga (Tonga present), tropical Australia present
Tropical Australia, New Caledonia, Tonga; in Malesia: New Guinea (3 collections).


The bisexual spikelets are mostly prevalent, but in one of the Australian specimens in the Leyden Herbarium I found only strictly ♂ spikelets. Is there a tendency to dioecism in this species?


KÜK. 1940 – In: Bot. Jahrb.: 464
BOECK. 1874 – In: Linnaea: 453
Benth. 1878 – In: Fl. Austr.: 429
STEUD. 1855 – In: Syn.: 173
F.v.M. 1875 – In: Fragm. Phyt. Austr.: 21
DOMIN 1915 – In: Bibl. Bot.: 487
KERN 1961 – In: Blumea: 162