Scleria boivinii Steud.
  • Syn. Pl. Glumac. 2: 173 (1855) 

Notes: Distribution: Trop. Africa, Comoros, Madagascar

General Description

Scandent perennial with leaves up to 6 mm. wide; climbing in scrub, bush and forest.


climbing in scrub, bush and forest.


Guin.: Kakoulima (Feb.) Schnell 2495! Nion, Nimba Mts. (Mar.) Schnell 683!

Lib.: Du R. (Aug.) Linder 269! Grand Bassa (Aug. Dinklage 2010! Suacoco, Gbanga Dist. (Oct.) Daniel 26! Ganta, Sanokwele Dist. (Sept.) Harley 98! Mnanulu, Webo Dist. (June) Baldwin 6053!

F. Po: T. Vogel 87! (Dec.) Mann 113!

Ghana: Anaji (Oct.) Howes 988! Assin Yan Kumasi Cummins 238! Tarkwa (Dec.) Johnson 1000! Kumasi (Aug.) Vigne 2407! Alavanyo. Hohoe Dist. (Sept.) St. Cl-Thompson 1472!

S. L.: (Sept.) Deighton 2112! Kambia (Jan.) Sc. Elliot 4388! Mabanda (Aug.) Thomas 1589! Rowalla (July) Thomas 1195! Central Prov. (July-Aug.) Dawe 545!

S. Nig.: Ilaro (Jan.) Millen 97! Lagos (Dec.) Hagerup 804! Onitsha Barter 1786! Oban Talbot 855! Onicha Olona (Oct.) Thomas 1854!

Iv. C.: Taï (Aug.) Schnell 1589! Guiglo Kerharo & Bouquet 575! Ayamé to Bianoua (Nov.) Aké Assi 9759! Cosrou (Aug.) Monod! Abidjan (Dec.) Pitot!

W. Cam.: Barombi F.R., Kumba (Feb.) Dundas FHI 13985!

Sen.: Naegelé!

N. Nig.: Sanga F.R., Jemaa Dist. (Dec.) Olorunfemi FHI 55663!


Syn. Pl. Glum. 2: 173 (1855); Napper in Kew Bull. 25: 441 (1971).

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Africa East Tropical Africa Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • South Tropical Africa Angola
  • West Tropical Africa Benin
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Ivory Coast
  • Liberia
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Togo
  • West-Central Tropical Africa Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Congo
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Gabon
  • Gulf of Guinea Is.
  • Zaire
  • Western Indian Ocean Comoros
  • Madagascar


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