Courtoisina cyperoides (Roxb.) Soják

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Courtoisina cyperoides

Photo: Mike Bingham
Kafue District, Lusaka East, Chiawa Game Management Area

Courtoisina cyperoides

Photo: Mike Bingham
Kafue District, Kanyanja, Lusaka SE 25km.,Chifwema Road side drain.

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Synonyms: Courtoisia cyperoides (Roxb.) Nees
Cyperus pseudokyllingioides Kük.
Cyperus pseudokyllingioides Kük. var. africanus C.B.Cl. ex Kük.
Mariscus cyperoides (Roxb.) A.Dietr.
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Status: Native
Annual herb, 12-80 cm tall, yellowish-green, with slender rootstock; culms tufted, 11-80 cm long, 3-angled with longitudinal ridges, glabrous.
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Worldwide distribution: Eastern and Southern Africa, Madagascar, India.
Regional distribution: Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Botswana
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 298. (Includes a picture).

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 539. (Includes a picture).

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 209 - 210. (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 87.

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

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Courtoisina cyperoides
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Courtoisina cyperoides
African Plant Database: Courtoisina cyperoides
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Courtoisina cyperoides
Plants of the World Online: Courtoisina cyperoides
Tropicos: Courtoisina cyperoides
Wikipedia: Courtoisina cyperoides

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: Courtoisina cyperoides., retrieved 30 May 2024

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