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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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Bolboschoenus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Bolboschoenus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Bolboschoenus
Wikipedia: Bolboschoenus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Bolboschoenus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Bolboschoenus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Bolboschoenus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=280, retrieved 27 March 2023

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