Lipocarpha chinensis (Osbeck) J. Kern

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Lipocarpha chinensis

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Lipocarpha chinensis

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Synonyms: Lipocarpha argentea (Vahl) R. Br.
Lipocarpha senegalensis Lam.) Th. & H.Dur.
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Tufted perennial, stem rounded or obscurely angled, 15─80 cm tall; withered leaves persistent around the base. Inflorescence a terminal irregular head with (1─)2─12 subequal ovoid spikelets. Spikes pale green or yellow-brown.
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Derivation of specific name: chinensis: from China
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical and sub-tropical Africa, Asia and Australia
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Literature:

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 24.

Fowler, D.G. (2007). Zambian Plants: Their Vernacular Names and Uses, Kew Publishing

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Pages 121 - 122.

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 354 - 355.

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 88.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 120.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lipocarpha chinensis
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Lipocarpha chinensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lipocarpha chinensis
Plants of the World Online: Lipocarpha chinensis
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Wikipedia: Lipocarpha chinensis


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: Species information: Lipocarpha chinensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=109260, retrieved 28 October 2020

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