Cyperus usitatus Burch.
subsp. usitatus
var. macrobulbus Kük.

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Synonyms: Mariscus usitatus (Burch.) Vorster var. macrobulbus (Kük.) Vorster
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Notes: Zimbabwean records of Cyperus usitatus have been named subsp. usitatus var. macrobulbus or subsp. palmatus. The subspecies and variety of the Zambian plants is not known but we have provisionally placed them under subsp. usitatus var. macrobulbus.
Derivation of specific name: usitatus: everyday, ordinary, useful
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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 88.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Cyperus usitatus subsp. usitatus var. macrobulbus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cyperus usitatus
African Plant Database: Cyperus usitatus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cyperus usitatus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cyperus usitatus
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JSTOR Plant Science: Cyperus usitatus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cyperus usitatus
Plants of the World Online: Cyperus usitatus
Tropicos: Cyperus usitatus
Wikipedia: Cyperus usitatus

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Cyperus usitatus subsp. usitatus var. macrobulbus., retrieved 13 April 2024

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