Cyperus difformis L.

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Cyperus difformis

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Perennial or annual, up to 67 cm tall, culms trigonus, smooth. Inflorescence simple or compound, sometimes almost capitate; spikelets in dense digitate clusters.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Africa, SE Asia, Pacific
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Literature:

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Page 56.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 531. (Includes a picture).

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 173 - 174.

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.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 182.


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Flora of Botswana: Cyperus difformis
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cyperus difformis
African Plant Database: Cyperus difformis
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cyperus difformis
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Cyperus difformis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cyperus difformis
Plants of the World Online: Cyperus difformis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Cyperus difformis
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Wikipedia: Cyperus difformis


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 difformis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=109500, retrieved 24 October 2019

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