Eleocharis acutangula (Roxb.) Schult.

Selected images: Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images (7)

Eleocharis acutangula

Kasama N 8 km
Record: EA Robinson
Jan 1961
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

Specimen citations: Display citations Detailed records: Display species records QDS maps by: Google Maps Point records by Google Maps

Species details: Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)

Synonyms: Eleocharis acutangula subsp. breviseta D.J. Rosen
Eleocharis fistulosa (Poir.) Schult.
Scirpus fistulosus Poir.
Common names:
Status: Native
Perennial herb, stoloniferous, with 5-10 culms clumped together from a short vertical or horizontal base; culms sharply triangular, sometimes twisted. Inflorescence a cylindrical green spikelet. Nutlets pale brown, obovoid, longitudinally ridged with transvers bars.
Type location:
Notes: FTEA accepts E. fistulosa (Poir.) Schult., without subspecific ranks. WCSP and Gordon-Gray treat E. fistulosa as a synonym of E. acutangula; WCSP recognizes three subspecies of the latter, two in our area.
Red data list status: Least concern.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Swamps, flooded grassland, “Swiftly flowing stream”
Altitude range: 950 - 2150 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Africa, Madagascar, Asia, Australia, Central and South America
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,Mc,W
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Content last updated: Monday 3 July 2017

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 24.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 14.

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Page 77.

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.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 119.

Other sources of information about Eleocharis acutangula:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Eleocharis acutangula
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Eleocharis acutangula
Flora of Mozambique: Eleocharis acutangula
Flora of Zimbabwe: Eleocharis acutangula

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eleocharis acutangula
African Plant Database: Eleocharis acutangula
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Eleocharis acutangula
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Eleocharis acutangula
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Eleocharis acutangula
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Eleocharis acutangula
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eleocharis acutangula
JSTOR Plant Science: Eleocharis acutangula
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eleocharis acutangula
Plants of the World Online: Eleocharis acutangula
Tropicos: Eleocharis acutangula
Wikipedia: Eleocharis acutangula

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: Eleocharis acutangula.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=214840, retrieved 20 April 2024

Site software last modified: 10 May 2018 10:51pm
Terms of use