Cyperus zambesiensis C.B.Clarke

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Status: Native
Stem exceeding 4 1/2 ft. long, stout, at the top triquetrous. Leaves 3 ft. by 1/2– 3/4 in., 3-nerved. Umbel decompound, rays 9 in. long; secondary rays slender, flexuose, with innumerable brown spikes. Spikelets 2–5 together, 1/4 by 1/16 in., compressed, delicate, 10–12-flowered, comose from the red-brown stigmas. Glumes ovate, apiculate, hardly mucronate. Style short; branches 3, linear, long. Nut scarcely 1/2 the length of the glume, ovoid, trigonous. (Description Kew/JSTOR)
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cyperus zambesiensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cyperus zambesiensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cyperus zambesiensis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cyperus zambesiensis
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iNaturalist: Cyperus zambesiensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cyperus zambesiensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Cyperus zambesiensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cyperus zambesiensis
Plants of the World Online: Cyperus zambesiensis
Tropicos: Cyperus zambesiensis
Wikipedia: Cyperus zambesiensis

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: Cyperus zambesiensis., retrieved 20 May 2024

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