Schoenoplectus articulatus (L.) Palla

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Schoenoplectus articulatus

Record: HJ van Rensburg
Apr 1963
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

Schoenoplectus articulatus

Record: EA Robinson
Mar 1955
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

Schoenoplectus articulatus

Record: EA Robinson
Mar 1955
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Schoenoplectiella articulata (L.) Lye
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: “Close to S. senegalensis but differs in larger and smooth nutlets, less concave and more acuminate glumes.” (FTEA).
Red data list status: Widespread, Least concern
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Floodplains, mud flats
Altitude range: 0 - 1200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Africa, Mascarene Islands, India
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): S
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 27 July 2017

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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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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Schoenoplectus articulatus., retrieved 26 May 2022

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