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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/24/2012)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/24/2012)
Species SCLERIA SECANS (L.) Urban
PlaceOfPublication Symb. Antill. 2:169. 1900.
Synonym Schoenus secans L. Syst. Nat. ed. 10. 865. 1759. Scleria reflexa HBK. Nov. Gen. & Sp. 1:232. 1816.
Description Plants perennial, the culms long and weak, often reclining on shrubs or scandent to a height of 3 m. or more; leaves 2-7 mm. wide, stiff, very scabrous on the margins; panicles small, terminal and axillary, conspicuously bracteate, purplish or castaneous; hypogynium flat, subentire, the margin reflexed, un- dulate; achene 2-4 mm. long, globose-ovoid, white, smooth, shining, usually minutely white-pubescent, as long as the scales or nearly so.
Distribution Wet thickets and savannas, West Indies and Mexico to Bolivia.
Specimen CHIRIQUI: Rio Dupi, near sea level, Pittier 5245. PANAMA: Taboga Island, Pittier 36i6; Trapiche Island, Pearl Islands, 0-15 m., Allen 2626.
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