Sphaerocyperus Lye

Description of the genus

Perennial herb with stout rhizomes giving off tough horizontal stolons. Culms scapose, bulbous at the base. Lower leaves reduced to sheaths. Involucral bracts leaf-like. Inflorescence a pale globose cluster of congested spikelets. Spikelets lanceolate, laterally flattened. Nutlets elongate.

Worldwide: One species from southern Tanzania to Angola.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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erinaceus (Ridl.) Lye

Other sources of information about Sphaerocyperus:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Sphaerocyperus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Sphaerocyperus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Sphaerocyperus
Wikipedia: Sphaerocyperus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sphaerocyperus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sphaerocyperus

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Sphaerocyperus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1944, retrieved 6 October 2022

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