Cyperus tenax Boeckeler

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Common names:
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: tenax: tenacious, strong
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 300.

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

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.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 82.

Other sources of information about Cyperus tenax:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Cyperus tenax
Flora of Zambia: Cyperus tenax

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cyperus tenax
African Plant Database: Cyperus tenax
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cyperus tenax
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cyperus tenax
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cyperus tenax
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cyperus tenax
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cyperus tenax
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Cyperus tenax
iNaturalist: Cyperus tenax
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cyperus tenax
JSTOR Plant Science: Cyperus tenax
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cyperus tenax
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Cyperus tenax
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cyperus tenax
Plants of the World Online: Cyperus tenax
The Plant List (version 1.1): Cyperus tenax
Tropicos: Cyperus tenax
Wikipedia: Cyperus tenax

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 tenax., retrieved 16 November 2019

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