Cyperus leptocladus Kunth

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Derivation of specific name: leptocladus: thin-stemmed or -branched
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Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 19.

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

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 536. (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 leptocladus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cyperus leptocladus
African Plant Database: Cyperus leptocladus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cyperus leptocladus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cyperus leptocladus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cyperus leptocladus
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iNaturalist: Cyperus leptocladus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cyperus leptocladus
JSTOR Plant Science: Cyperus leptocladus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cyperus leptocladus
Plants of the World Online: Cyperus leptocladus
Tropicos: Cyperus leptocladus
Wikipedia: Cyperus leptocladus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Cyperus leptocladus., retrieved 12 December 2023

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