Cyperus articulatus L.

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Cyperus articulatus

Photo: Sune Holt
Faiquete, Vilanculos, Inhambane, Mozambique

Cyperus articulatus

Photo: Sune Holt
Pambarra, Vilanculos Distr., Inhambane, Mozambique

Cyperus articulatus

Photo: Sune Holt
Faiquete, Vilanculos, Inhambane, Mozambique

Cyperus articulatus

Photo: Sune Holt
Faiquete, Vilanculos, Inhambane, Mozambique

Cyperus articulatus

Photo: Sune Holt
Faiquete, Vilanculos, Inhambane, Mozambique

Cyperus articulatus

Photo: Sune Holt
Faiquete, Vilanculos, Inhambane, Mozambique

Cyperus articulatus

Photo: Sune Holt
Faiquete, Vilanculos, Inhambane, Mozambique

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Robust perennial, up to 195 cm tall. Culms few, solitary from the ends of stolons. Stolons pith-filled with transverse rings (septa) at 5-50 mm intervals. Leaves reduced to sheaths. Inflorescence a simple anthela, primary branches 5-8, 1-10 cm long, spikelets in loosely digitate clusters.
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Derivation of specific name: articulatus = articulated, jointed, presumably referring to the septate culms
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread throughout Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E,S
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Literature:

Fowler, D.G. (2007). Zambian Plants: Their Vernacular Names and Uses, Kew Publishing

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Page 54.

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 208 - 209.

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 articulatus
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cyperus articulatus
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JSTOR Plant Science: Cyperus articulatus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cyperus articulatus
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Cyperus articulatus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cyperus articulatus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Cyperus articulatus
Tropicos: Cyperus articulatus


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 articulatus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=109420, retrieved 20 September 2017

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