Schoenoplectus muricinux (C.B. Clarke) J. Raynal

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Schoenoplectus muricinux

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Schoenoplectus muricinux

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Synonyms: Scirpus muricinux C.B. Clarke
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Perennial with short rhizome bearing closely spaced leaf-bases. Ligule of uppermost leaf sheath 1.0-1.8 mm. Perianth segments absent or rudimentary. Glumes 1.9-2.6 mm, pale straw-coloured or pale green. Achenes markedly transversely ridged.
Derivation of specific name: muricinux: unlike the shell of the sea snail Murex, presumably referring to the nutlet.
Altitude range: (metres)
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Worldwide distribution: Regional: Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,S
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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 32.

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Pages 158 - 160.

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.

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

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Flora of Botswana: Schoenoplectus muricinux
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Schoenoplectus muricinux
African Plant Database: Schoenoplectus muricinux
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Schoenoplectus muricinux
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Schoenoplectus muricinux
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Schoenoplectus muricinux
Plants of the World Online: Schoenoplectus muricinux
Tropicos: Schoenoplectus muricinux
Wikipedia: Schoenoplectus muricinux

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Schoenoplectus muricinux., retrieved 2 March 2021

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