Eleocharis variegata (Poir.) C. Presl

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Eleocharis variegata

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Mutinondo Wilderness Area

Eleocharis variegata

Photo: Lari Merrett
Mutinondo Wilderness Area

Eleocharis variegata

Photo: Lari Merrett

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Perennial with culms crowded in small tussocks, on a thick horizontal, or sometimes erect rhizome, culms rounded, or slightly angled, sometimes twisted. Sheaths ending in a triangular lobe. Nutlet finely ribbed and reticulate between ribs.
Derivation of specific name: variegata: irregularly coloured, blotched
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Worldwide distribution: Tropical Africa, Indian Ocean islands
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C
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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 14.

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 40 - 41.

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 88.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 119.

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Flora of Botswana: Eleocharis variegata
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eleocharis variegata
African Plant Database: Eleocharis variegata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Eleocharis variegata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Eleocharis variegata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Eleocharis variegata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Eleocharis variegata
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eleocharis variegata
JSTOR Plant Science: Eleocharis variegata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eleocharis variegata
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Eleocharis variegata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eleocharis variegata
Plants of the World Online: Eleocharis variegata
Tropicos: Eleocharis variegata
Wikipedia: Eleocharis variegata

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Eleocharis variegata.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=111140, retrieved 29 March 2023

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