Schoenoplectus corymbosus (Roth ex Roem. & Schult.) J. Raynal

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Schoenoplectus corymbosus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Schoenoplectus corymbosus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

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Synonyms: Schoenoplectus brachyceras (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Lye
Scirpus brachyceras Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Scirpus corymbosus (Roth ex Roem. & Schult.) B. Heyne ex Roth
Scirpus inclinatus (Delile ex Barbey) Asch. & Schweinf. ex Boiss.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Robust perennial sedge, up to 1.5 m tall, often forming, partially submerged, dense stands. Stems round; leaves absent except for sheaths on the stems bases. Inflorescence sub-terminal, branched, reddish brown, borne at the base of an erect, sharply pointed bract, which does generally not overtop the inflorescence.
Notes: A species used for weaving mats and baskets.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Along dams, lakes, streams and rivers.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1900 m
Flowering time:Sep - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Fairly widespread in Africa, Madagascar and India.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 26 January 2010
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 303. as Schoenoplectus brachyceras (Includes a picture).

Fowler, D.G. (2007). Zambian Plants: Their Vernacular Names and Uses, Kew Publishing

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Page 156.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 554. (Includes a picture).

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 25 - 27. (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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 112.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 121. also as Schoenoplectus brachyceras

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 184.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Schoenoplectus corymbosus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=110840, retrieved 15 October 2019

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