Cyperus amabilis Vahl

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Cyperus amabilis

Photo: Sune Holt
Faiquete, Vilanculos, Inhambane, Mozambique

Cyperus amabilis

Photo: Sune Holt
Faiquete, Vilanculos, Inhambane, Mozambique

Cyperus amabilis

Photo: Sune Holt
Faiquete, Vilanculos, Inhambane, Mozambique

Cyperus amabilis

Photo: Sune Holt
Faiquete, Vilanculos, Inhambane, Mozambique

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Status: Native
Description:
Annual, slender, 7─31 cm tall; culms solitary or more often tufted, 4.7─27 cm long, 3-angled, glabrous. Inflorescence mostly simple, occasionally capitate, or compound anthelate; primary branches 3─10, 1.5─9 cm long, spikelets in digitate, ovoid clusters, sessile and at the end of primary and where present secondary branches; glumes pale orange-brown.
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Derivation of specific name: amabilis: amiable, lovable, pleasing
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Worldwide distribution: Regional distribution: Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique.
Global distribution: western, eastern and southern Africa, America, Asia.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 298.

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 158 - 159. (Includes a picture).

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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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cyperus amabilis
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cyperus amabilis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cyperus amabilis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cyperus amabilis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Cyperus amabilis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cyperus amabilis
Ispot Southern Africa: Cyperus amabilis
JSTOR Plant Science: Cyperus amabilis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cyperus amabilis
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Cyperus amabilis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cyperus amabilis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Cyperus amabilis
Tropicos: Cyperus amabilis


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: Cyperus amabilis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=109400, retrieved 23 March 2017

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