Cyperus laevigatus L.

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Cyperus laevigatus

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Synonyms: Juncellus laevigatus (L.) C.B. Clarke
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Perennial with culms crowded or spaced, arising from a creeping rhizome. Leaves usually reduced to sheaths; blades when present linear, inrolled, almost culm-like.
Derivation of specific name: laevigatus: smooth
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Africa and pantropic
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,S
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Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Pages 59 - 60. (Includes a picture).

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 209 - 210. Illustrations on pages 153-155 (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 119.


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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 laevigatus., retrieved 19 February 2018

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