Cyperus pluribracteatus (Kük.) Govaerts

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Cyperus pluribracteatus

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Cleveland Dam

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Synonyms: Mariscus psilostachys C.B. Clarke
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Robust hairy perennial with swollen fleshy densely crowded culm bases. Culms 15-70 cm × 0.8-3 mm, triangular, hairy at least above. Leaves: lamina 10-30 cm × 2-5 mm, hairy; leaf sheaths fleshy. Involucral bracts 3-5, hairy. Inflorescence of one sessile and 2-7 stalked spikes; spikes 1-2.5 cm. Spikelets falling as a unit when mature. Glumes light brown, densely hairy; apex ± recurved.
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Habitat: In rocky miombo woodland
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Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
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Images last updated: Wednesday 26 October 2005

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

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 psilostachys

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Cyperus pluribracteatus., retrieved 20 May 2024

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