468.010 Schoenoplectus (Rchb.) Palla

Description of the genus

Annual or perennials. Culms terete or triangular. Leaves (if present) usually basal. Main inflorescence bract culm-like and appearing as a continuation of the culm beyond the inflorescence. Inflorescence either a dense apparently lateral cluster of spikelets or an anthela of many spikelets. Spikelets with numerous bisexual flowers. Glumes spirally arranged. Perianth bristles present or 0. Stamens usually 3. Ovary with a long style and 2-3 stigmas. Note that the perianth bristles must not be confused with the 3 filaments arising from the base which may be persistent in fruit. Some of the annual species may produce basal flowers hidden in the lower leaf sheaths.

Zambia: 14 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
articulatus (L.) PallaSSDescription, Image
confusus (N.E. Br.) LyeImage
confusus (N.E.Br.) Lye var. rogersii (N.E.Br.) LyeN,SMc,SDescription, Image
corymbosus (Roth ex Roem. & Schult.) J. RaynalB,C,SC,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
erectus (Poir.) Palla ex J. RaynalImage
erectus (Poir.) Palla ex J. Raynal subsp. raynalii (Schuyler) BeentjeBWDescription
lateriflorus (J.F. Gmel.) Lye
microglumis K.LyeC,SLk,SDescription, Image
mucronatus (L.) Palla ex KernerN,CN,LkDescription, Image
muricinux (C.B. Clarke) J. RaynalC,SLk,SDescription, Image
muriculatus (Kük.) Browning
rhodesicus (Podlech) Lye[DD]N
roylei (Nees) Ovcz. & Czukav.SSDescription, Image
senegalensis (Hochst. ex Steud.) Palla ex J. RaynalB,CLk,WDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Schoenoplectus
Flora of Caprivi: Schoenoplectus
Flora of Malawi: Schoenoplectus
Flora of Mozambique: Schoenoplectus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Schoenoplectus

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

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: Schoenoplectus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=278, retrieved 11 August 2022

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