Kyllinga squamulata Thonn. ex Vahl

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Kyllinga squamulata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd at Bunga Forest Lay-by

Kyllinga squamulata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd at Bunga Forest Lay-by

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Synonyms: Cyperus metzii (Steud.) Mattf. & Kük.
Common names:
Status: Native
Small sedge, less than 40 cm, with triangular stems.
Derivation of specific name: squamulata: scaled (referring to?)
Habitat: Stream banks, lake shores, open grasslands and as a weed of cultivation.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa from Senegal and Ethiopia to Mozambique and Zimbabwe; Madagascar, India
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 25 July 2006

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 326. Illustration on page 314 (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 88.

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Flora of Mozambique: Kyllinga squamulata
Flora of Zambia: Kyllinga squamulata

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Kyllinga squamulata
African Plant Database: Kyllinga squamulata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Kyllinga squamulata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Kyllinga squamulata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Kyllinga squamulata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Kyllinga squamulata
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JSTOR Plant Science: Kyllinga squamulata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Kyllinga squamulata
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Kyllinga squamulata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Kyllinga squamulata
Plants of the World Online: Kyllinga squamulata
Tropicos: Kyllinga squamulata
Wikipedia: Kyllinga squamulata

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 squamulata., retrieved 30 March 2023

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