Schoenoplectiella articulata (L.) Ley

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Schoenoplectiella articulata

Record: HJ van Rensburg
Apr 1963
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

Schoenoplectiella articulata

Record: EA Robinson
Mar 1955
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

Schoenoplectiella articulata

Record: EA Robinson
Mar 1955
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Schoenoplectus articulatus (L.) Palla
Scirpus articulatus L.
Common names:
Status: Native
Annual or short-lived perennial; roots shallow, white and brown; stems 3-10, tufted, terete, hollow or filled with pith, articulate with clear transverse septa, up to 80 cm long; or 120 cm including the inflorescence bract. Leaves reduced to sheaths. Inflorescence a dense head of up to 25 spikelets.
Type location:
India, Malabar
Notes: Similar to S. senegalensis but differs in larger and smooth nutlets, less concave and more acuminate glumes.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In seasonal pools, waterholes, wet grassland, floodplains and mud flats.
Altitude range: Up to 1200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Africa, Mascarene Islands, India
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 27 July 2017

Browning, J., Gordon-Gray, K.D., Lock, M., Beentje, H., Vollesen, K., Bauters, K., Archer, C., Larridon, I., Xanthos, M., Vorster, P., Bruhl, J., Wilson, K. & Zhang, X. (2020). Cyperaceae Flora Zambesiaca 14 Pages 36 - 37.

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Page 156.

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 30.

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 89.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 121.

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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: Schoenoplectiella articulata., retrieved 13 April 2024

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