468.008 Oxycaryum Nees

Description of the genus

Stoloniferous floating perennial. Stems scapose. Leaves ligulate, the lower leaf sheaths inflated. Involucral bracts leaf-like. Inflorescence subumbellate globose heads, each head with many closely packed spikelets, subtended by scale-like bracts. Nutlets with a corky base.

Worldwide: One species in tropical Africa and Central America.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
cubense (Poepp. & Kunth) Lye[LR-lc]N,SMc,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Oxycaryum:

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Flora of Botswana: Oxycaryum
Flora of Caprivi: Oxycaryum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Oxycaryum

External websites:

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

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: Oxycaryum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=277, retrieved 20 June 2024

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