468.030 Bolboschoenus (Asch.) Palla

Description of the genus

Perennial herb with swollen stem bases and/or rhizomes. Stems many-noded, thickened at base. Leaves eligulate. Inflorescences with few to many spikelets, bracts leafy. Spikelets with spirally arranged glumes, each subtending a flower. Nutlets smooth.

Worldwide: A genus of 16 species, 2 of which occur in Africa.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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glaucus (Lam.) S.G. Sm.SDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Bolboschoenus
Flora of Malawi: Bolboschoenus
Flora of Mozambique: Bolboschoenus
Flora of Zambia: Bolboschoenus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Bolboschoenus
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Bolboschoenus
JSTOR Plant Science: Bolboschoenus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Bolboschoenus
Plants of the World Online: Bolboschoenus
Tropicos: Bolboschoenus
Wikipedia: Bolboschoenus

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: Bolboschoenus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=280, retrieved 26 May 2024

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