Cyperus compressus L.

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Cyperus compressus

Photo: Sune Holt
Ilha do Bazaruto, Inhambane, Mozambique

Cyperus compressus

Photo: Sune Holt
Ilha do Bazaruto, Inhambane, Mozambique

Cyperus compressus

Photo: Sune Holt
Ilha do Bazaruto, Inhambane, Mozambique

Cyperus compressus

Photo: Sune Holt
Ilha do Bazaruto, Inhambane, Mozambique

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Status: Native
Description:
Annual up to 60 cm tall, slender to robust, culms 10-46 cm. long, 1-3 mm wide, 3-angled, glabrous.
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Worldwide distribution: Regional distribution: Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe.
Global distribution: western, eastern and southern Africa, Asia, Americas.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,E,S
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Literature:

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Page 54.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 529. (Includes a picture).

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 209 - 210. (Includes a picture).

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 87.

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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Flora of Botswana: Cyperus compressus
Flora of Malawi: Cyperus compressus
Flora of Mozambique: Cyperus compressus
Flora of Zambia: Cyperus compressus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cyperus compressus
African Plant Database: Cyperus compressus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cyperus compressus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cyperus compressus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cyperus compressus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cyperus compressus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cyperus compressus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Cyperus compressus
iNaturalist: Cyperus compressus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cyperus compressus
JSTOR Plant Science: Cyperus compressus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cyperus compressus
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Cyperus compressus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cyperus compressus
Plants of the World Online: Cyperus compressus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Cyperus compressus
Tropicos: Cyperus compressus
Wikipedia: Cyperus compressus


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: Cyperus compressus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=109450, retrieved 14 December 2019

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