Kyllinga pumila Michx.

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Synonyms: Cyperus densicaespitosus Mattf. & Kük.
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Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Very small sedge, less than 10 cm tall. Culms tufted; Inflorescence head white, 4-9 mm in diameter.
Derivation of specific name: pumila: dwarf
Habitat: In bogs and muddy sandbanks in floodplains, vleis and near rivers.
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Zimbabwe distribution: W,E
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Images last updated: Wednesday 26 October 2005

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 35.

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.

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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: Kyllinga pumila., retrieved 21 March 2023

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