Cyperus pectinatus Vahl

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Cyperus pectinatus

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Cyperus pectinatus

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Cyperus pectinatus

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Cyperus pectinatus

Photo: Lari Merrett

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Synonyms: Anosporum pectinatum (Vahl) Lye
Cyperus nudicaulis Poir.
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Perennial up to 122 cm tall, with a short rhizome, sometimes stoloniferous, culms tufted, erect when young, later curving and eventually touching the ground. Leaf blade absent, the sheath greyish-black to purple, ending in a short triangular limb. Inflorescence capitate, spikelets in a digitate crowded head.
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Derivation of specific name: pectinatus: in the form of a comb.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in western, central and southern Africa
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Literature:

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Page 64.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 522. (Includes a picture).

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 151 - 153. (Includes a picture).

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 88.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 119.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cyperus pectinatus
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cyperus pectinatus
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Cyperus pectinatus.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=109710, retrieved 7 December 2019

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