Eleocharis atropurpurea (Retz.) C. Presl

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Eleocharis atropurpurea

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Kaombe (FEOW: Middle Zambezi - Luangwa)

Eleocharis atropurpurea

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Eleocharis atropurpurea

Photo: Mike Bingham

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Common names:
Dwarf fragile annual. Culms 1-13 cm tall. Spikelet less than 10 mm long. Perianth bristles 0-5, shorter than the nutlet. Nutlets smooth, shiny black or dark brown when mature, flattened.
Derivation of specific name: atropurpurea: dark purple
Altitude range: (metres)
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in the tropics and subtropics
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Pages 77 - 78.

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 44 - 46. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 119.


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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: Eleocharis atropurpurea.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=111060, retrieved 19 December 2017

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