Carex spicato-paniculata C.B.Clarke

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Carex spicato-paniculata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Carex spicato-paniculata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Carex spicato-paniculata

Photo: Petra Ballings
Misty Manor, Vumba

Carex spicato-paniculata

Photo: Petra Ballings
Misty Manor, Vumba

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Frequency: Common in high-rainfall areas
Status: Native
Description:
Tufted leafy perennial with a thick rhizome. Culms 60-100 cm, triangular, glabrous. Leaf lamina plicate or flat. Inflorescence consisting of 1-2 pyramidal panicles from each of the upper leaf sheaths; each panicle to c.8 × 3-5 cm. Spikes 5-11 mm × 2-4 mm. Glumes 3.5-4 mm, reddish-brown. Utricles beaked, greenish to reddish-brown, ribbed, usually somewhat curved. Stigmas 3.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: spicato-paniculata: a spike-like panicle
Habitat: Forest, forest edges, woodland; also in more open habitats in higher rainfall areas
Altitude range: (metres) 980 - 1680 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Ethiopia southwards through East Africa to South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Wednesday 4 October 2006
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. (Includes a picture).


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Flora of Malawi: Carex spicato-paniculata
Flora of Mozambique: Carex spicato-paniculata
Flora of Zambia: Carex spicato-paniculata

External websites:

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


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: Carex spicato-paniculata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=111890, retrieved 5 December 2016

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