Cyperus hemisphaericus Boeckeler

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Cyperus hemisphaericus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Leopard Rock Golf Course, Vumba

Cyperus hemisphaericus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Leopard Rock Golf Course, Vumba

Cyperus hemisphaericus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Leopard Rock Golf Course, Vumba

Cyperus hemisphaericus

Photo: Mark Hyde
Bushbaby Lodge, Cromlet Road, Arcturus

Cyperus hemisphaericus

Photo: Mark Hyde
Bushbaby Lodge, Cromlet Road, Arcturus

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Synonyms: Mariscus hemisphaericus (Boeckeler) C.B. Clarke
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Robust perennial sedge, mostly 50-100 cm, tall, growing from a shortly creeping rhizome. Leaves basal, spreading, grass-like, linear, flat or folded, basal sheaths up to 10 cm long, dark purple below, pale brown higher up. Inflorescence a large terminal subcapitate head of clusters of spikelets, cream to pale yellow.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: hemisphaericus: in a half sphere; referring to the shape of the inflorescence.
Habitat: In grassland and woodland, often along roadsides.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1700 m
Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 15 January 2017
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 25. As Mariscus hemisphaericus

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Pages 123 - 124. both as Cyperus and Mariscus

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 173. as Cyperus hemisphaericus

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 89. As Mariscus hemispaericus

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 77.


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Flora of Malawi: Cyperus hemisphaericus
Flora of Mozambique: Cyperus hemisphaericus

External websites:

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


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 hemisphaericus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=110300, retrieved 16 September 2019

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