Bolboschoenus glaucus (Lam.) S.G. Sm.

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Bolboschoenus glaucus

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Bolboschoenus glaucus

Photo: Kevin Murphy

Bolboschoenus glaucus

Photo: Mike Bingham

Bolboschoenus glaucus

Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Bolboschoenus maritimus (L.) Palla
Schoenoplectus maritimus (L.) Lye
Scirpus glaucus Lam.
Scirpus maritimus L.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial 0.4─1.2 m tall, with stiff spreading rhizomes, stems many-noded with swollen bases, triangular, glabrous. Inflorescence compound, open with terminal cluster of several sessile spikelets and with small heads of 1─3 sessile spikelets, the heads on unequal branches 1─3 cm long.
Notes: We are grateful to Dr Jane Browning for pointing out that the Bolboschoenus found in inland locations such as Zimbabwe is in fact B. glaucus and not, as previously thought, B. maritimus (L.) Palla.
Derivation of specific name: glaucus: glaucous
Habitat:
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Africa, Mediterranean to NW India
Zimbabwe distribution: S
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 5 December 2007
Literature:

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Pages 25 - 26. illustration on p, 26 (as B. maritimus). (Includes a picture).

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 23.

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 87.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 118.


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Bolboschoenus glaucus
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Bolboschoenus glaucus
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JSTOR Plant Science: Bolboschoenus glaucus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Bolboschoenus glaucus
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Bolboschoenus glaucus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Bolboschoenus glaucus
Plants of the World Online: Bolboschoenus glaucus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Bolboschoenus glaucus
Tropicos: Bolboschoenus glaucus
Wikipedia: Bolboschoenus glaucus


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Bolboschoenus glaucus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=111040, retrieved 4 April 2020

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