489.000 Cladium P. Browne

Description of the genus

Robust leafy perennials with thick rhizomes and (in ours) stolons. Stems hollow except at nodes. Inflorescence a long panicle, sometimes ± corymbose. Spikelets of 4-11 spirally-arranged glumes; 3-5 lowest glumes sterile. Perianth segments 0. Stigmas 3. Nutlet small.

Worldwide: 3 species; one cosmopolitan apart from North America

Botswana: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
mariscus (L.) Pohl subsp. jamaicense (Crantz) Kük.

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Flora of Caprivi: Cladium
Flora of Malawi: Cladium
Flora of Mozambique: Cladium
Flora of Zambia: Cladium
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cladium

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cladium
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cladium
JSTOR Plant Science: Cladium
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cladium
Plants of the World Online: Cladium
Tropicos: Cladium
Wikipedia: Cladium

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: Cladium.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=287, retrieved 22 February 2024

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