Cyperus turrillii Kük.

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Cyperus turrillii

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Cyperus turrillii

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Synonyms: Mariscus laxiflorus Turrill
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Perennial, up to 60 cm tall, without stolons, but with short creeping rhizomes, woody, scaly, forming new plants at regular intervals. Involucral bracts 3-4. Inflorescence simple, with spikelets inserted on main branches. Glumes brown rarely green. Spikelets usually less than 30 mm long, falling off in their entirety when mature.
Derivation of specific name: turrillii – for William Bertram Turrill, 1890-1961
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Worldwide distribution: Regional distribution: Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana; elsewhere Angola, D.R. Congo, Tanzania.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,S
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Fowler, D.G. (2007). Zambian Plants: Their Vernacular Names and Uses, Kew Publishing

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 241.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 119.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 183. as Mariscus laxiflorus

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Flora of Botswana: Cyperus turrillii
Flora of Caprivi: Cyperus turrillii
Flora of Zambia: Cyperus turrillii

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

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 turrillii., retrieved 18 July 2019

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