Schoenoplectus roylei (Nees) Ovcz. & Czukav.

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Schoenoplectus roylei

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Schoenoplectus roylei

Photo: Mike Bingham

Schoenoplectus roylei

Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Schoenopectiella roylei (Nees) Lye
Scirpus quinquefarius Boeck.
Scirpus roylei (Nees) Parker
Common names:
Status: Native
Shallow rooting annual, stems tufted. Stems dark green and glossy, articulated with transverse septa, sometimes obscure on stem but usually clear on the inflorescence bract. Leaves absent, leaf-sheaths usually without lobes. Inflorescence an apparently lateral cluster of 2-10 sessile spikelets; main inflorescence bract stem-like, 6-20 cm long, flattened, jointed with transverse septa.
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Worldwide distribution: Tropical Africa, India
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,S
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Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 30 - 31.

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 roylei
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Schoenoplectus roylei
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Schoenoplectus roylei
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Schoenoplectus roylei
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Schoenoplectus roylei
JSTOR Plant Science: Schoenoplectus roylei
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Schoenoplectus roylei
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Schoenoplectus roylei
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Schoenoplectus roylei
Plants of the World Online: Schoenoplectus roylei
Tropicos: Schoenoplectus roylei
Wikipedia: Schoenoplectus roylei

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Schoenoplectus roylei., retrieved 28 May 2022

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