468.010 Schoenoplectus (Rchb.) Palla

Browning, J., Gordon-Gray, K.D., Lock, M., Beentje, H., Vollesen, K., Bauters, K., Archer, C., Larridon, I., Xanthos, M., Vorster, P., Bruhl, J., Wilson, K. & Zhang, X. (2020) Cyperaceae Flora Zambesiaca 14 1-455

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: 8 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
confusus (N.E. Br.) LyeC,SImage
confusus (N.E.Br.) Lye var. rogersii (N.E.Br.) LyeN,SMc,SDescription, Image
corymbosus (Roth ex Roem. & Schult.) J. RaynalB,N,W,C,SC,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
erectus (Poir.) Palla ex J. Raynal subsp. raynalii (Schuyler) BeentjeBWDescription
mucronatus (L.) Palla ex KernerN,CN,LkDescription, Image
muricinux (C.B. Clarke) J. RaynalC,SLk,SDescription, Image
rhodesicus (Podlech) Lye[DD]N
scirpoides (Schrad.) BrowningN

Other sources of information about Schoenoplectus:

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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
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
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, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Schoenoplectus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=278, retrieved 28 January 2023

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