468.008 Oxycaryum Nees

Description of the genus

Stoloniferous floating perennial. Stems scapose. Leaves ligulate, the lower leaf sheaths inflated. Involucral bracts leaf-like. Inflorescence subumbellate globose heads, each head with many closely packed spikelets, subtended by scale-like bracts. Nutlets with a corky base.

Worldwide: One species in tropical Africa and Central America.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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cubense (Poepp. & Kunth) LyeNDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Oxycaryum:

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Flora of Botswana: Oxycaryum
Flora of Caprivi: Oxycaryum
Flora of Zambia: Oxycaryum

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Oxycaryum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Oxycaryum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Oxycaryum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Oxycaryum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Oxycaryum
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Oxycaryum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Oxycaryum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=277, retrieved 5 June 2020

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