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

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Sphaerocyperus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Sphaerocyperus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Sphaerocyperus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Sphaerocyperus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Sphaerocyperus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sphaerocyperus
JSTOR Plant Science: Sphaerocyperus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Sphaerocyperus
Plants of the World Online: Sphaerocyperus
Tropicos: Sphaerocyperus
Wikipedia: Sphaerocyperus

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Sphaerocyperus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1944, retrieved 25 February 2024

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