Courtoisina cyperoides (Roxb.) Soják

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Courtoisina cyperoides

Chiawa Game Management Area
Mar 2008
Photo: Mike Bingham

Courtoisina cyperoides

Chifwema Road side drain
Feb 1996
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Courtoisia cyperoides (Roxb.) Nees
Cyperus pseudokyllingioides Kük.
Cyperus pseudokyllingioides Kük. var. africanus C.B.Cl. ex Kük.
Mariscus cyperoides (Roxb.) A.Dietr.
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Status: Native
Annual herb, 12-80 cm tall, yellowish-green, with slender rootstock; culms tufted, 11-80 cm long, 3-angled with longitudinal ridges, glabrous.
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Habitat: Muddy pools, road ditches.
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Worldwide distribution: Eastern and Southern Africa, Madagascar, India.
Regional distribution: Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Botswana
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,E,C,Lk,S,W
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Content last updated: Tuesday 3 January 2017

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 298. (Includes a picture).

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 539. (Includes a picture).

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 209 - 210. (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 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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Flora of Zimbabwe: Courtoisina cyperoides

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Courtoisina cyperoides
African Plant Database: Courtoisina cyperoides
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Courtoisina cyperoides
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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: Courtoisina cyperoides., retrieved 21 February 2024

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