Cyperus obtusiflorus Vahl
var. flavissimus Boeck.

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Cyperus obtusiflorus var. flavissimus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cecil Kop Nature Reserve, Mutare

Cyperus obtusiflorus var. flavissimus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cecil Kop Nature Reserve, Mutare

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Synonyms: Cyperus compactus Lam.
Cyperus niveus Retz. var. flavissimus (Schrad.) Boeck.
Common names: Yellow sedge (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Slender perennial sedge, mostly up to 30 cm high, growing from a horizontal rhizome. Leaves basal, grass-like, about half the length of the stem. Inflorescence a terminal cluster of flattened spikelets, bright yellow to orange in this variety. Var. obtusiflorus has white spikelets.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: obtusiflorus: with blunt (obtuse) flowers
Habitat: Occurring in grassland and open woodland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 29 July 2009
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External websites:

Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Cyperus obtusiflorus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cyperus obtusiflorus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cyperus obtusiflorus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cyperus obtusiflorus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cyperus obtusiflorus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cyperus obtusiflorus
Ispot Southern Africa : Cyperus obtusiflorus
JSTOR Plant Science: Cyperus obtusiflorus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cyperus obtusiflorus
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Cyperus obtusiflorus
Tropicos: Cyperus obtusiflorus
West African Plants database: Cyperus obtusiflorus


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 obtusiflorus var. flavissimus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=109690, retrieved 29 May 2016

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