Cyperus albostriatus Schrad.

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Cyperus albostriatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Castleburn Cliffs, Vumba

Cyperus albostriatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Seldomseen, nr main 'upper' house

Cyperus albostriatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Seldomseen, nr main 'upper' house

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Status: Native
Perennial sedge. Rhizome elongated, woody. Leaves basal, c. 15 mm wide. Inflorescence branched spreading; involucral bracts 3-4, spreading, up to 25 cm, linear. Spikelets 6 -12 × 1.5-4 mm, pinkish-white, 6-15-flowered. Glumes 4-5 mm, lanceolate with shortly excurrent midrib. Stamens 3. Stigmas 3. Nutlet 2-2.5 × 1.2-1.4 mm, obovoid, triangular, yellowish-brown to olive, minutely papillose.
Derivation of specific name: albostriatus: white-striped; reference unclear
Habitat: In rocky areas of woodland and forest, growing in shade.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Oct - Jun
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Saturday 31 March 2007

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 12.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 118.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Cyperus albostriatus., retrieved 24 February 2018

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