Rhynchospora brevirostris Griseb.

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Rhynchospora brevirostris

Record: EA Robinson
Apr 1958
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

Rhynchospora brevirostris

Record: EA Robinson
Jun 1957
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

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Common names:
Frequency: Widespread
Status: Native
Small slender annual, up to 20 cm high, with minute root system. Culms 3-angled, 6-11 cm long, ± 0.5 mm wide, glabrous. Inflorescence a slender panicle. Spikelets 2-4 per cluster, spaced out over the panicle; glumes golden brown; perianth segments absent.
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Habitat: Seasonally wet soil, often on laterite
Altitude range: 950 - 1200 m
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Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Botswana; tropical Africa and America
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Lp,N,S,W
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Content last updated: Monday 10 July 2017

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 362.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Rhynchospora brevirostris
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Rhynchospora brevirostris
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Rhynchospora brevirostris
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Rhynchospora brevirostris
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JSTOR Plant Science: Rhynchospora brevirostris
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Rhynchospora brevirostris
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Rhynchospora brevirostris
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Rhynchospora brevirostris
The Plant List (version 1.1): Rhynchospora brevirostris
Tropicos: Rhynchospora brevirostris

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Rhynchospora brevirostris.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=228880, retrieved 24 March 2018

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