468.010 Schoenoplectus (Rchb.) Palla

Description of the genus

Annual or perennials. Culms terete or triangular. Leaves (if present) usually basal. Main inflorescence bract culm-like and appearing as a continuation of the culm beyond the inflorescence. Inflorescence either a dense apparently lateral cluster of spikelets or an anthela of many spikelets. Spikelets with numerous bisexual flowers. Glumes spirally arranged. Perianth bristles present or 0. Stamens usually 3. Ovary with a long style and 2-3 stigmas. Note that the perianth bristles must not be confused with the 3 filaments arising from the base which may be persistent in fruit. Some of the annual species may produce basal flowers hidden in the lower leaf sheaths.

Zimbabwe: 14 taxa.

Schoenoplectus corymbosus

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
articulatus (L.) PallaN,W,E,S
confusus (N.E. Br.) LyeN,W,C,EDescription, Image
corymbosus (Roth ex Roem. & Schult.) J. RaynalN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
erectus (Poir.) Palla ex J. RaynalWImage
lateriflorus (J.F. Gmel.) LyeN,W,C,E,S
mucronatus (L.) Palla ex KernerC
muricinux (C.B. Clarke) J. RaynalN,W,C,S
muriculatus (Kük.) BrowningS
rhodesicus (Podlech) LyeC
roylei (Nees) Ovcz. & Czukav.N,W,C,S
senegalensis (Hochst. ex Steud.) Palla ex J. RaynalN,W,C,E,S
sp.no.1 (H. Wild 1751)N,W,C
sp.no.2 (empty folder)S
sp.no.3 (Brain 7128)E

Other sources of information about Schoenoplectus:

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Flora of Botswana: Schoenoplectus
Flora of Caprivi: Schoenoplectus
Flora of Malawi: Schoenoplectus
Flora of Mozambique: Schoenoplectus
Flora of Zambia: Schoenoplectus

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Schoenoplectus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Schoenoplectus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Schoenoplectus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Schoenoplectus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Schoenoplectus
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Schoenoplectus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Schoenoplectus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=278, retrieved 30 August 2016

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