477.000 Schoenus L.

Beadle, N.C.W., Evans, O.D., Carolin, R.C. & Tindale, M. (1994) Flora of the Sydney Region 4th edition, Griffin Press Ltd., Netley, South Australia

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs. Stems terete or obscurely 3-angled, seldom leafy. Leaves narrow, usually basal, sometimes reduced to sheathing scales. Spikelets with 2-6 flowers, in compact or spreading clusters or solitary and terminal. Glumes distinctly distichous, 2-several, lowest ones empty. Perianth bristles or scales up to 6 or absent. Nut oblong-globular.

Worldwide: 28 species mainly in Australia and South East Asia, but also in America, Europe and Africa.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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nigricans L.N

Other sources of information about Schoenus:

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Flora of Zambia: Schoenus

External websites:

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

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: Schoenus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=285, retrieved 5 June 2020

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