Scleria carphiformis

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Scleria carphiformis

Description

Probably perennial. Leaves aggregated towards the base of the stems, usually much overtopping the stem, with obtuse tip, smooth, pubescent with long, white or greyish, patent hairs, sometimes glabrescent, 3-5 mm wide; Inflorescence consisting of a very dense, globose or semiglobose, terminal cluster of spikelets 1-2 cm across, and 1-2 smaller clusters (sometimes reduced to a single spikelet) lower down on the stem, on capillary, more or less exserted peduncles in the axil of a leaf-like bract.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present), Cochinchina present, G. Tahan present, Kedah present present, Padang Kandis present, Pahang present, Rumbia present, SE. Celebes present, Trengganu present
Cochinchina; in Malesia: Malay Peninsula (Kedah: Kedah Peak; Trengganu: Padang Kandis; Pahang: G. Tahan), Borneo, SE. Celebes (Rumbia). .

Notes

The Kedah Peak plants are much less hairy than the others.

Citation

CAMUS 1912: p. 164. – In: Fl. Gén. I.-C. pro var. hirsutissima CAMUS.
Ridl. 1925 – In: Fl. Mal. Pen. p 180
KERN 1961 – In: Blumea. p 193
CLARKE ex RIDL. 1907: p. 115. – In: Mat. Fl. Mal. Pen. (Monoc.). pro var. horneensis CLARKE ex RIDL.
Merr. 1921: En. Born. p 66