Cyperus mollipes (C.B. Clarke) K. Schum.

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Cyperus mollipes

Choma E, 8 km
Record: EA Robinson
Dec 1956
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

Cyperus mollipes

Kalomo
Record: EA Robinson
Jan 1958
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Cyperus amomodorus K.Schum.
Cyperus circumclusus (C.B.Clarke) Schweinf.
Cyperus globifer (C.B. Clarke) Lye
Cyperus mollipes var. amomodorus (K. Schum.) Kük
Mariscus amomodorus (K.Schum.) Cufod. var. mollipes (C.B.Clarke) Cufod.
Mariscus amomodorus (K.Schum.) Cufod. var. amomodorus
Mariscus amomodorus (K. Schum.) Cufod.
Mariscus circumclusus C.B. Clarke
Mariscus macropus C.B. Clarke
Common names:
Frequency: May be locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Tufted perennial, 8-60 cm tall, with a bulbous or tuberous culm-base covered with fibrous old leaf-bases. Culms 3-angled (trigonous), the sides sometimes grooved (triquetrous), glabrous. Inflorescence capitate, hemispherical or irregular, white or cream; spikelets many per head, glumes white.
Type location:
Sudan, Djur
Notes: Goetghebeur does not assign these specimens to any described species, labelling them simply as Cyperus sp.
Derivation of specific name: mollipes: soft foot
Habitat: Open woodland, wooded grassland, rock pavements; may be locally common
Altitude range: 0 - 2000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: East Africa from Sudan to Zambia and Malawi, DR Congo.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Monday 17 July 2017
Literature:

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 180 - 182.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cyperus mollipes
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cyperus mollipes
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cyperus mollipes
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cyperus mollipes
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Cyperus mollipes
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cyperus mollipes
The Plant List (version 1.1): Cyperus mollipes
Tropicos: Cyperus mollipes


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Cyperus mollipes.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=110360, retrieved 27 July 2017

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