Triglochin bulbosa L.
subsp. bulbosa

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Synonyms: Triglochin milnei Horn
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Status: Native
Slender perennial herb, 15-45 cm. Bulb solitary or clustered, surrounded by dense layers of fibrous leaf-base remnants. Leaves 3-25 cm, linear, glabrous. Flowers 2.5-5 mm, shortly pedicellate, green, the perianth and stigmas tinged with purple; pedicels elongating in fruit Outer perianth segments 2.5-4 mm, ovate, entire; inner shorter and more obtuse, sometimes irregularly toothed on the upper margin. Fruit 8.5-14 mm, narrowly lanceolate to elliptic, composed of 3 fertile mericarps alternating with 3 much reduced sterile ones.
Derivation of specific name: bulbosa: possessing bulbs; bulbous.
Habitat: Marshes and seasonally flooded grasslands
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: C
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Images last updated: Saturday 14 April 2007

Martins, E.S. (2009). Juncaginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2) Pages 74 - 76. (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Triglochin bulbosa subsp. bulbosa., retrieved 27 February 2017

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