Cyperus laevigatus L.

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Cyperus laevigatus

Choma, Muckle Neuk
Jan 1954
Record: E.A. Robinson
Photocopy by Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Juncellus laevigatus (L.) C.B. Clarke
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial with culms crowded or spaced, arising from a creeping rhizome. Leaves usually reduced to sheaths; blades when present linear, inrolled, almost culm-like.
Type location:
South Africa
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: laevigatus: smooth
Habitat: Associated with salt springs, often forming dense mats.
Altitude range: 0 - 2300 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Africa and pantropic
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 2 February 2017
Literature:

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Pages 59 - 60. (Includes a picture).

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 209 - 210. Illustrations on pages 153-155 (Includes a picture).

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 88.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 119.

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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 laevigatus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=109610, retrieved 16 December 2019

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