489.000 Cladium P. Browne

Description of the genus

Robust leafy perennials with thick rhizomes and (in ours) stolons. Stems hollow except at nodes. Inflorescence a long panicle, sometimes ± corymbose. Spikelets of 4-11 spirally-arranged glumes; 3-5 lowest glumes sterile. Perianth segments 0. Stigmas 3. Nutlet small.

Worldwide: 3 species; one cosmopolitan apart from N America

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
mariscus (L.) Pohl subsp. jamaicense (Crantz) Kük.N,C,S

Other sources of information about Cladium:

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Flora of Botswana: Cladium
Flora of Malawi: Cladium
Flora of Mozambique: Cladium
Flora of Zambia: Cladium

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

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: Cladium.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=287, retrieved 31 August 2016

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