Kyllinga odorata Vahl

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Kyllinga odorata

18 km E of Kalene Hil
Record: EA Robinson
Dec 1963
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Cyperus sesquiflorus (Torr.) Mattf. & Kük. subsp. sesquiflorus
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Status: Native
Type location:
‘America meridionalis’
Notes: Clare Archer did not determine either of the two Robinson collections to variety. It is considered best to accept this as provisional status.
Derivation of specific name: odorata: odorous, fragrant
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Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,S
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Content last updated: Monday 22 May 2017

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 35.

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. As Kyllinga odorata subsp. odorata

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 120.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 77. as Cyperus sesquiflorus sesquiflorus

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 82.

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Kyllinga odorata
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Wikipedia: Kyllinga odorata

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: Kyllinga odorata., retrieved 25 June 2024

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