Cyperus difformis L.

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Cyperus difformis

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Perennial or annual, up to 67 cm tall, culms trigonus, smooth. Inflorescence simple or compound, sometimes almost capitate; spikelets in dense digitate clusters.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Africa, SE Asia, Pacific
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 19.

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Page 56.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 531. (Includes a picture).

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 173 - 174.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 87.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 118.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 182.

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Flora of Caprivi: Cyperus difformis
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Flora of Zambia: Cyperus difformis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cyperus difformis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cyperus difformis
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cyperus difformis
Plants of the World Online: Cyperus difformis
Tropicos: Cyperus difformis
Wikipedia: Cyperus difformis

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: Species information: Cyperus difformis., retrieved 30 May 2024

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