Scleria terrestris

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Scleria terrestris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Scleria
Species: S. terrestris
Binomial name
Scleria terrestris
(L.) Fassett

Scleria cochinchinensis[1]
Scleria doederleiniana
Scleria elata
Zizania terrestris[2]

Scleria terrestris is a species of flowering plant in the family Cyperaceae, the sedges. It is native to much of Asia and Australia, where it is widespread and occasional. It is a rhizomatous perennial herb that grows in wet habitat, such as streambanks and wet mountain understory,[1] and some types of dry and disturbed habitat.[2]


  1. ^ a b Mani, S. 2011. Scleria terrestris. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. Downloaded on 26 August 2013.
  2. ^ a b Scleria terrestris. Flora of China.