468.010 Schoenoplectus (Rchb.) Palla

Browning, J., Gordon-Gray, K.D., Lock, M., Beentje, H., Vollesen, K., Bauters, K., Archer, C., Larridon, I., Xanthos, M., Vorster, P., Bruhl, J., Wilson, K. & Zhang, X. (2020) Cyperaceae Flora Zambesiaca 14 1-455

Description of the genus

Annual or perennials. Culms terete or triangular. Leaves (if present) usually basal. Main inflorescence bract culm-like and appearing as a continuation of the culm beyond the inflorescence. Inflorescence either a dense apparently lateral cluster of spikelets or an anthela of many spikelets. Spikelets with numerous bisexual flowers. Glumes spirally arranged. Perianth bristles present or 0. Stamens usually 3. Ovary with a long style and 2-3 stigmas. Note that the perianth bristles must not be confused with the 3 filaments arising from the base which may be persistent in fruit. Some of the annual species may produce basal flowers hidden in the lower leaf sheaths.

Zimbabwe: 9 taxa.

Schoenoplectus corymbosus

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
confusus (N.E. Br.) LyeN,CDescription, Image
confusus (N.E.Br.) Lye var. rogersii (N.E.Br.) LyeW,C,SDescription, Image
corymbosus (Roth ex Roem. & Schult.) J. RaynalN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
mucronatus (L.) Palla ex KernerCDescription, Image
muricinux (C.B. Clarke) J. RaynalN,W,C,SDescription, Image
muriculatus (Kük.) BrowningW,C,S
rhodesicus (Podlech) LyeC
sp.no.1 (H. Wild 1751)N,W,C
sp.no.3 (Brain 7128)E

Other sources of information about Schoenoplectus:

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Flora of Botswana: Schoenoplectus
Flora of Caprivi: Schoenoplectus
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Schoenoplectus
Flora of Malawi: Schoenoplectus
Flora of Mozambique: Schoenoplectus
Flora of Zambia: Schoenoplectus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Schoenoplectus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Schoenoplectus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Schoenoplectus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Schoenoplectus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Schoenoplectus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Schoenoplectus
JSTOR Plant Science: Schoenoplectus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Schoenoplectus
Plants of the World Online: Schoenoplectus
Tropicos: Schoenoplectus
Wikipedia: Schoenoplectus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Schoenoplectus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=278, retrieved 26 May 2024

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