Rhynchospora brownii Roem. & Schult.

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Rhynchospora brownii

Chishinga Ranch
Record: W.L. Astle
Sep 1960
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

Rhynchospora brownii

Chakwenga Headwaters, peatbog
Feb 2001
Photo: Mike Bingham

Rhynchospora brownii

Chakwenga Headwaters, peatbog
Feb 2001
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Common names:
Frequency: Widespread
Status: Native
Leafy perennial up to 80 cm tall, from a short rhizome. Culms slender, 3-angled, the bases covered with scales and old leaf bases. Inflorescence a slender panicle with main branches protruding from the upper leaf sheaths and ending in small corymb-like clusters. Glumes brown; perianth of 6 unequal bristles.
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Habitat: Dambo grasslands, swamps, stream banks.
Altitude range: 1200 - 2500 m
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa, Asia and Pacific
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,Lp,Mc,C,Lk
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Content last updated: Monday 10 July 2017

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Pages 150 - 151. (Includes a picture).

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 361 - 362.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Rhynchospora brownii
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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: Rhynchospora brownii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=228890, retrieved 19 April 2024

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