Cyperus mwinilungensis Podlech

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Cyperus mwinilungensis

Jan 1956
Record: E.A. Robinson
Photocopy by Mike Bingham

Cyperus mwinilungensis

Choma-Namwala 168 km, dambo
Jan 1957
Record: E.A. Robinson
Photocopy by Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Cyperus mwinilungensis var. maior Podlech
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Frequency: Widespread
Status: Native
Perennial, up to 34 cm tall, with stolons and small round tubers at the base of the culm. Culm 3-angled, edges smooth or slightly scabrid. Inflorescence a simple anthela. Glumes dark red-brown or black. The round tubers distinguish this from other wetland species of similar habit, compare C. tenax and C. deciduus.
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Habitat: Seasonal bogs and swamps.
Altitude range: 1000 - 1400 m
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Worldwide distribution: Zambia and Tanzania
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,Mc,C,Lk,S
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Content last updated: Thursday 2 February 2017

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 209 - 210. Illustration on page 203 (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cyperus mwinilungensis
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Cyperus mwinilungensis., retrieved 30 November 2023

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