Cyperus albostriatus Schrad.

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Cyperus albostriatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Castleburn Cliffs, Vumba

Cyperus albostriatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Seldomseen, nr main 'upper' house

Cyperus albostriatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Seldomseen, nr main 'upper' house

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Common names:
Status: Native
Perennial sedge. Rhizome elongated, woody. Leaves basal, c. 15 mm wide. Inflorescence branched spreading; involucral bracts 3-4, spreading, up to 25 cm, linear. Spikelets 6 -12 × 1.5-4 mm, pinkish-white, 6-15-flowered. Glumes 4-5 mm, lanceolate with shortly excurrent midrib. Stamens 3. Stigmas 3. Nutlet 2-2.5 × 1.2-1.4 mm, obovoid, triangular, yellowish-brown to olive, minutely papillose.
Derivation of specific name: albostriatus: white-striped; reference unclear
Habitat: In rocky areas of woodland and forest, growing in shade.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Oct - Jun
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Saturday 31 March 2007

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 118.


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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: Species information: Cyperus albostriatus., retrieved 28 October 2016

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