Schoenoplectus muricinux (C.B. Clarke) J. Raynal

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Schoenoplectus muricinux

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Ledumadumane Gaborone

Schoenoplectus muricinux

Photo: Tony Benn
Ledumadumane Gaborone

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Synonyms: Scirpus muricinux C.B. Clarke
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Status: Native
Perennial with short rhizome bearing closely spaced leaf-bases. Ligule of uppermost leaf sheath 1.0-1.8 mm. Perianth segments absent or rudimentary. Glumes 1.9-2.6 mm, pale straw-coloured or pale green. Achenes markedly transversely ridged.
Derivation of specific name: muricinux: unlike the shell of the sea snail Murex, presumably referring to the nutlet.
Habitat: Wet grassland, often on black clay soils.
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana and South Africa
Botswana distribution: N,SE
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Content last updated: Saturday 3 April 2021

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 Page 34.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 32.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 125.

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Pages 158 - 160.

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 89.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 112.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 121.

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Flora of Mozambique: Schoenoplectus muricinux
Flora of Zambia: Schoenoplectus muricinux
Flora of Zimbabwe: Schoenoplectus muricinux

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Schoenoplectus muricinux
African Plant Database: Schoenoplectus muricinux
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Schoenoplectus muricinux
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Schoenoplectus muricinux
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Schoenoplectus muricinux
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Schoenoplectus muricinux
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Schoenoplectus muricinux
JSTOR Plant Science: Schoenoplectus muricinux
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Schoenoplectus muricinux
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Schoenoplectus muricinux
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Schoenoplectus muricinux
Plants of the World Online: Schoenoplectus muricinux
Tropicos: Schoenoplectus muricinux
Wikipedia: Schoenoplectus muricinux

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Schoenoplectus muricinux., retrieved 23 March 2023

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