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).

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 88.

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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Flora of Botswana: Cyperus laevigatus
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cyperus laevigatus
African Plant Database: Cyperus laevigatus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cyperus laevigatus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cyperus laevigatus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cyperus laevigatus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cyperus laevigatus
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JSTOR Plant Science: Cyperus laevigatus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cyperus laevigatus
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Cyperus laevigatus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cyperus laevigatus
Plants of the World Online: Cyperus laevigatus
Tropicos: Cyperus laevigatus
Wikipedia: Cyperus laevigatus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Cyperus laevigatus., retrieved 18 October 2021

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