Cyperus obtusiflorus Vahl
var. flavissimus Boeck.

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Cyperus obtusiflorus var. flavissimus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cecil Kop Nature Reserve, Mutare

Cyperus obtusiflorus var. flavissimus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cecil Kop Nature Reserve, Mutare

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Synonyms: Cyperus compactus Lam.
Cyperus niveus Retz. var. flavissimus (Schrad.) Boeck.
Common names: Yellow sedge (English)
Status: Native
Slender perennial sedge, mostly up to 30 cm high, growing from a horizontal rhizome. Leaves basal, grass-like, about half the length of the stem. Inflorescence a terminal cluster of flattened spikelets, bright yellow to orange in this variety. Var. obtusiflorus has white spikelets.
Derivation of specific name: obtusiflorus: with blunt (obtuse) flowers
Habitat: Occurring in grassland and open woodland.
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E,S
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Images last updated: Wednesday 29 July 2009

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

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

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 obtusiflorus var. flavissimus., retrieved 21 March 2018

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