Cyperus articulatus L.

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Cyperus articulatus

Sable Farm (David Gordon), Chisamba
Jan 1996
Photo: Mike Bingham

Cyperus articulatus

Namwala District, Maala
Record: EA Robinson
Apr 1954
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms:
Common names: Cihoyoka (Nkoya) Kauju (Nyanja) Manyanzya () Mlulu (Nyanja) Tokwe (Tumbuka)
Frequency: Widespread and common
Status: Native
Description:
Robust perennial, up to 195 cm tall. Culms few, solitary from the ends of stolons. Stolons pith-filled with transverse rings (septa) at 5-50 mm intervals. Leaves reduced to sheaths. Inflorescence a simple anthela, primary branches 5-8, 1-10 cm long, spikelets in loosely digitate clusters.
Type location:
Jamaica
Notes: Spot characters: Readily identified by the presence of septa in the culms.
Derivation of specific name: articulatus = articulated, jointed, presumably referring to the septate culms
Habitat: Swamps, lake shores, wet grassland.
Altitude range: Up to 1550 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread throughout Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,C,Lk,S,W
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 16 February 2017
Literature:

Fowler, D.G. (2007). Zambian Plants: Their Vernacular Names and Uses, Kew Publishing

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Page 54.

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 208 - 209.

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 87.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 118.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cyperus articulatus
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cyperus articulatus
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Cyperus articulatus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cyperus articulatus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Cyperus articulatus
Tropicos: Cyperus articulatus


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Cyperus articulatus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=109420, retrieved 23 July 2019

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