Cyperus pubens Kük.

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Cyperus pubens

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka SE 20km., Jellis' farm (Lazy J Ranch).

Cyperus pubens

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka SE 20km., Jellis' farm (Lazy J Ranch).

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Synonyms: Mariscus pubens (Kük.) Podlech
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Perennial up to 68 cm tall, with swollen stem base. Culm 3-angled. Differs from C. esculentus: non weedy, does not produce globose root tubers; the culm is not sharply angled.
White-hairy leaf sheaths are characteristic
Derivation of specific name: pubens refers to the soft hairiness
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Jan
Worldwide distribution: Regional distribution: Zambia, Zimbabwe; Tanzania
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C
Growth form(s): Perennial.
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Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 209 - 210. Illustrations on pages 226-227 (Includes a picture).

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 pubens

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Cyperus pubens., retrieved 5 December 2023

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