Rhynchospora candida (Nees) C. B. Clarke

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Rhynchospora candida

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Rhynchospora candida

Photo: Lari Merrett

Rhynchospora candida

Photo: Lari Merrett
Mutinondo Wilderness Area

Rhynchospora candida

Photo: Lari Merrett
Mutinondo Wilderness Area

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Perennial; culms usually solitary on tough creeping stolons. Involucral bract 1, leaf-like. Inflorescence simple to compound, corymbose, 2-6 primary branches; spikelets solitary at the ends of primary and secondary branches. ovoid, with up to 50 glumes; glumes white. Easily recognized by the solitary white spikelets.
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Derivation of specific name: candida: pure glossy white
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa and S. America
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Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 31.

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 357.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 121.

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Flora of Zambia: Rhynchospora candida
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Rhynchospora candida
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Rhynchospora candida
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Rhynchospora candida
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Rhynchospora candida
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Rhynchospora candida
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Rhynchospora candida
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Rhynchospora candida
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Rhynchospora candida
Ispot Southern Africa: Rhynchospora candida
JSTOR Plant Science: Rhynchospora candida
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Rhynchospora candida
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Rhynchospora candida
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Rhynchospora candida
The Plant List (version 1.1): Rhynchospora candida
Tropicos: Rhynchospora candida


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Rhynchospora candida.
http://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=111480, retrieved 21 October 2017

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