468.010 Schoenoplectus (Rchb.) Palla

Browning, J., Gordon-Gray, K.D., Lock, M., Beentje, H., Vollesen, K., Bauters, K., Archer, C., Larridon, I., Xanthos, M., Vorster, P., Bruhl, J., Wilson, K. & Zhang, X. (2020) Cyperaceae Flora Zambesiaca 14 1-455

Description of the genus

Annual or perennials. Culms terete or triangular. Leaves (if present) usually basal. Main inflorescence bract culm-like and appearing as a continuation of the culm beyond the inflorescence. Inflorescence either a dense apparently lateral cluster of spikelets or an anthela of many spikelets. Spikelets with numerous bisexual flowers. Glumes spirally arranged. Perianth bristles present or 0. Stamens usually 3. Ovary with a long style and 2-3 stigmas. Note that the perianth bristles must not be confused with the 3 filaments arising from the base which may be persistent in fruit. Some of the annual species may produce basal flowers hidden in the lower leaf sheaths.

Botswana: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
corymbosus (Roth ex Roem. & Schult.) J. RaynalNDescription, Image
muricinux (C.B. Clarke) J. RaynalN,SEDescription, Image
muriculatus (Kük.) BrowningN,SE
scirpoides (Schrad.) BrowningN

Other sources of information about Schoenoplectus:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Schoenoplectus
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Schoenoplectus
Flora of Malawi: Schoenoplectus
Flora of Mozambique: Schoenoplectus
Flora of Zambia: Schoenoplectus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Schoenoplectus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Schoenoplectus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Schoenoplectus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Schoenoplectus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Schoenoplectus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Schoenoplectus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Schoenoplectus
JSTOR Plant Science: Schoenoplectus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Schoenoplectus
Plants of the World Online: Schoenoplectus
Tropicos: Schoenoplectus
Wikipedia: Schoenoplectus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Schoenoplectus.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=278, retrieved 29 May 2024

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