Schoenoplectiella roylei (Nees) Lye

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Schoenoplectiella roylei

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Schoenoplectiella roylei

Photo: Mike Bingham

Schoenoplectiella roylei

Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Schoenopectus roylei (Nees) Ovcz. & Czukav.
Scirpus quinquefarius Boeck.
Scirpus roylei (Nees) Parker
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Status: Native
Shallow rooting annual, stems tufted. Stems dark green and glossy, articulated with transverse septa, sometimes obscure on stem but usually clear on the inflorescence bract. Leaves absent, leaf-sheaths usually without lobes. Inflorescence an apparently lateral cluster of 2-10 sessile spikelets; main inflorescence bract stem-like, 6-20 cm long, flattened, jointed with transverse septa.
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Habitat: Margins of floodplains, lakes and ponds
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tropical Africa, India
Botswana distribution:
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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 Pages 39 - 40.

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 30 - 31.

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.

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 Caprivi: cultivated Schoenoplectiella roylei
Flora of Malawi: Schoenoplectiella roylei
Flora of Zambia: Schoenoplectiella roylei
Flora of Zimbabwe: Schoenoplectiella roylei

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Schoenoplectiella roylei
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Schoenoplectiella roylei
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Schoenoplectiella roylei
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Schoenoplectiella roylei
JSTOR Plant Science: Schoenoplectiella roylei
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Schoenoplectiella roylei
Plants of the World Online: Schoenoplectiella roylei
Tropicos: Schoenoplectiella roylei
Wikipedia: Schoenoplectiella roylei

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: Schoenoplectiella roylei., retrieved 30 May 2024

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