Rhynchospora holoschoenoides (Rich.) Herter

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Rhynchospora holoschoenoides

Feb 1991
Photo: Mike Bingham

Rhynchospora holoschoenoides

Record: HJ van Rensburg
Dec 1962
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Rhynchospora cyperoides Mart.
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Status: Native
Perennial 40-130 cm high. Culms 3-angled, few to many arising from bases at the ends of short curved scaly stolons. Inflorescence very variable, capitate or simple, with several heads, paniculate with dense clusters of spikelets, or with few to many stalked spikelets. Involucral bract 1, leaf-like. Perianth of 6 equal bristles. Glumes golden brown.
Type location:
French Guyana
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Habitat: Permanent swamps and ponds; floodplains; temporary pools in mopane woodland
Altitude range: 0 - 1800 m
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Worldwide distribution: Senegal, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Gabon, S. America
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,Lk,S,W
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Content last updated: Friday 7 July 2017

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Pages 150 - 152.

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 358 - 360. (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 89.

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

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. as Rhynchospora arechavaletae

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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Rhynchospora holoschoenoides.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=111510, retrieved 3 December 2023

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