Triglochin bulbosa L.
subsp. bulbosa

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Synonyms: Triglochin milnei Horn
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Status: Native
Slender perennial herb, 15-45 cm. Bulb solitary or clustered, surrounded by dense layers of fibrous leaf-base remnants. Leaves 3-25 cm, linear, glabrous. Flowers 2.5-5 mm, shortly pedicellate, green, the perianth and stigmas tinged with purple; pedicels elongating in fruit Outer perianth segments 2.5-4 mm, ovate, entire; inner shorter and more obtuse, sometimes irregularly toothed on the upper margin. Fruit 8.5-14 mm, narrowly lanceolate to elliptic, composed of 3 fertile mericarps alternating with 3 much reduced sterile ones.
Type location:
South Africa, Cape of Good Hope
Derivation of specific name: bulbosa: possessing bulbs; bulbous.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,E,C,Lk,S
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Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 92. as Triglochin milnei

Martins, E.S. (2009). Juncaginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2) Pages 74 - 76. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Triglochin bulbosa
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Triglochin bulbosa
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Triglochin bulbosa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Triglochin bulbosa
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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: Species information: Triglochin bulbosa subsp. bulbosa., retrieved 28 November 2022

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