Schoenoplectus corymbosus (Roth ex Roem. & Schult.) J. Raynal

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Schoenoplectus corymbosus

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Cleveland Dam, Harare

Schoenoplectus corymbosus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

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Synonyms: Schoenoplectus brachyceras (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Lye
Scirpus brachyceras Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Scirpus corymbosus (Roth ex Roem. & Schult.) B. Heyne ex Roth
Scirpus inclinatus (Delile ex Barbey) Asch. & Schweinf. ex Boiss.
Common names:
Status: Native
Robust perennial sedge, up to 1.5 m tall, often forming, partially submerged, dense stands. Stems round; leaves absent except for sheaths on the stems bases. Inflorescence sub-terminal, branched, reddish brown, borne at the base of an erect, sharply pointed bract, which does generally not overtop the inflorescence. A species used for weaving mats and baskets.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Occurring along dams, lakes, streams and rivers
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1900 m
Flowering time:Sep - Apr
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 26 January 2010

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 303. as Schoenoplectus brachyceras (Includes a picture).

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 554. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 121. also as Schoenoplectus brachyceras

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 184.


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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: Schoenoplectus corymbosus., retrieved 22 October 2016

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