Schoenoplectus corymbosus (Roth ex Roem. & Schult.) J. Raynal

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Schoenoplectus corymbosus

Chisamba
Jan 1996
Photo: Mike Bingham

Schoenoplectus corymbosus

Chisamba
Jan 1996
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Schoenoplectus brachyceras (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Lye
Scirpus brachyceras Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Scirpus corymbosus (Roth ex Roem. & Schult.) B. Heyne ex Roth
Scirpus inclinatus (Delile ex Barbey) Asch. & Schweinf. ex Boiss.
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Status: Native
Description:
Robust perennial sedge, up to 1.5 m tall, often forming, partially submerged, dense stands. Stems round; leaves absent except for sheaths on the stems bases. Inflorescence sub-terminal, branched, reddish brown, borne at the base of an erect, sharply pointed bract, which does generally not overtop the inflorescence. A species used for weaving mats and baskets.
Type location:
India
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Flowering time:Sep - Apr
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Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): C,Lk,S,W
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Content last updated: Thursday 27 July 2017
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 303. as Schoenoplectus brachyceras (Includes a picture).

Fowler, D.G. (2007). Zambian Plants: Their Vernacular Names and Uses, Kew Publishing

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

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 554. (Includes a picture).

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 25 - 27. (Includes a picture).

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

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 184.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Schoenoplectus corymbosus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=110840, retrieved 21 March 2019

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