Schoenoplectus erectus (Poir.) Palla ex J. Raynal
subsp. raynalii (Schuyler) Beentje

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Synonyms: Schoenoplectiella erecta (Poir.) Lye
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Status: Native
Densely tufted annual, 5-30 cm excluding the stem-like inflorescence bract, which is usually shorter than the stem. Leaves mostly reduced to sheaths, but when present up to 3 cm long; Inflorescence an apparently lateral group of (1)2-20 subsessile or shortly stalked spikelets. Nutlets almost black, transversely wrinkled.
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Notes: A single record from Zambia, but from an extensive habitat, so probably overlooked.
Derivation of specific name: raynalii: in honour of Jean Raynal (1933-1979)
Habitat: Seasonally flooded areas, floodplain margins
Altitude range: 0 - 1150 m
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Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Botswana, Uganda, Tanzania
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B
Zambian distribution (Provinces): W
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Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Page 157.

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 34.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Schoenoplectus erectus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Schoenoplectus erectus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Schoenoplectus erectus
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Schoenoplectus erectus
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Tropicos: Schoenoplectus erectus
Wikipedia: Schoenoplectus erectus

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: Schoenoplectus erectus subsp. raynalii., retrieved 5 March 2024

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