Schoenoplectus confusus (N.E. Br.) Lye

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Schoenoplectus confusus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Schoenoplectus confusus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Schoenoplectus confusus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

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Synonyms: Scirpus rogersii N.E. Br.
Common names:
Status: Native
Inflorescence in sub-terminal, branched clusters, reddish brown, borne at the base of an erect, sharply pointed bract, which clearly overtops the inflorescence by 2-3 cm.
Derivation of specific name: confusus: confused, uncertain
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 26 January 2010

Browning, J., Gordon-Gray, K.D., Lock, M., Beentje, H., Vollesen, K., Bauters, K., Archer, C., Larridon, I., Xanthos, M., Vorster, P., Bruhl, J., Wilson, K. & Zhang, X. (2020). Cyperaceae Flora Zambesiaca 14 Pages 32 - 33.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 32. As Schoenoplectus confusus natalitius

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 Schoenoplectus confusus subsp. natalitius

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Flora of Mozambique: Schoenoplectus confusus
Flora of Zambia: Schoenoplectus confusus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Schoenoplectus confusus
African Plant Database: Schoenoplectus confusus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Schoenoplectus confusus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Schoenoplectus confusus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Schoenoplectus confusus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Schoenoplectus confusus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Schoenoplectus confusus
JSTOR Plant Science: Schoenoplectus confusus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Schoenoplectus confusus
Plants of the World Online: Schoenoplectus confusus
Tropicos: Schoenoplectus confusus
Wikipedia: Schoenoplectus confusus

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: Schoenoplectus confusus., retrieved 28 May 2024

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