Lipocarpha hemisphaerica (Roth) Goetgh.

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Lipocarpha hemisphaerica

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Lipocarpha hemisphaerica

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Synonyms: Lipocarpha isolepis (Nees) R.W. Haines
Lipocarpha monocephala Turrill
Scirpus isolepis (Nees) Boeck.
Common names:
Tufted annual; roots thin, reddish; stems 2─15(─25) cm tall, 0.2─0.5 mm across. Leaves usually 1 per stem, pale green, filiform. Involucral bract 1, erect, to 10(─16) cm long. Inflorescence pseudolateral with a single globose to ovoid spikelet; spikelet bracts dark brown to red-brown.
Derivation of specific name: hemi means "half" and sphaer means "a ball" or "globular." (from Greek)
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Worldwide distribution: Senegal and Ethiopia to South Africa; India, Thailand
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C
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Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Page 122.

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 348. Illustration on page 349 (Includes a picture).

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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Flora of Botswana: Lipocarpha hemisphaerica
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Lipocarpha hemisphaerica
African Plant Database: Lipocarpha hemisphaerica
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Lipocarpha hemisphaerica
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Lipocarpha hemisphaerica
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Lipocarpha hemisphaerica
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Lipocarpha hemisphaerica
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Lipocarpha hemisphaerica
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lipocarpha hemisphaerica
Ispot Southern Africa: Lipocarpha hemisphaerica
JSTOR Plant Science: Lipocarpha hemisphaerica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lipocarpha hemisphaerica
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Lipocarpha hemisphaerica
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lipocarpha hemisphaerica
The Plant List (version 1.1): Lipocarpha hemisphaerica
Tropicos: Lipocarpha hemisphaerica

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Lipocarpha hemisphaerica., retrieved 22 April 2019

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