Eleocharis dulcis (Burm.f.) Hensch.

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Eleocharis dulcis

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Lui (FEOW: Upper Zambezi Floodplain)

Eleocharis dulcis

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Eleocharis dulcis

Photo: Mike Bingham

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Status: Native
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in the Old World tropics and sub-tropics
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Fowler, D.G. (2007). Zambian Plants: Their Vernacular Names and Uses, Kew Publishing Page 66.

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Page 80.

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 37 - 39. (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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Flora of Mozambique: Eleocharis dulcis
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eleocharis dulcis
African Plant Database: Eleocharis dulcis
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eleocharis dulcis
JSTOR Plant Science: Eleocharis dulcis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eleocharis dulcis
Plants of the World Online: Eleocharis dulcis
Tropicos: Eleocharis dulcis
Wikipedia: Eleocharis dulcis

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: Eleocharis dulcis.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=111100, retrieved 15 June 2024

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