Triglochin bulbosa L.
subsp. bulbosa

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Synonyms: Triglochin milnei Horn
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Status: Native
Slender perennial herb, 15-45 cm. Bulb solitary or clustered, surrounded by dense layers of fibrous leaf-base remnants. Leaves 3-25 cm, linear, glabrous. Flowers 2.5-5 mm, shortly pedicellate, green, the perianth and stigmas tinged with purple; pedicels elongating in fruit Outer perianth segments 2.5-4 mm, ovate, entire; inner shorter and more obtuse, sometimes irregularly toothed on the upper margin. Fruit 8.5-14 mm, narrowly lanceolate to elliptic, composed of 3 fertile mericarps alternating with 3 much reduced sterile ones.
Derivation of specific name: bulbosa: possessing bulbs; bulbous.
Habitat: Marshes and seasonally flooded grasslands
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: C
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Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 92. as Triglochin milnei

Martins, E.S. (2009). Juncaginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2) Pages 74 - 76. (Includes a picture).

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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: Species information: Triglochin bulbosa subsp. bulbosa., retrieved 29 May 2024

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