Cyperus squarrosus L.

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Cyperus squarrosus

Lusaka
Feb 2017
Photo: Mike Bingham

Cyperus squarrosus

Lusaka
Feb 2017
Photo: Mike Bingham

Cyperus squarrosus

Mazabuka
Record: HJ van Rensburg
Mar 1963
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Mariscus aristatus (Rottb.) Cherm.
Mariscus squarrosus (L.) C.B. Clarke
Monandrus squarrosus (L.) Vorster subsp. squarrosus
Monandrus squarrosus (L.) Vorster subsp. ovamvoensis Vorster
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Slender annual up to 40 cm tall, with small root system. Culms not swollen at the base. Leaves with linear blades. Inflorescence a simple anthela.
Type location:
India
Notes: Plants frequently in densely crowded clusters on shallow sandy washes.
Derivation of specific name: squarrosus: rough with scales; tips (of e.g. bracts) projecting outwards usually about 90o.
Habitat: Shallow sandy washes on roadsides, drainage furrows, &c.
Altitude range: 200 - 2000 m
Flowering time:Feb
Worldwide distribution: Throughout Africa, India and warmer parts of the Americas, Asia and Australia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lk,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 6 April 2017
Literature:

Chapano, Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 26. As Monandrus squarrosus

Chapano, Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 26. As Monandrus squarrosus ovamvoensis

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Page 135.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 542. (Includes a picture).

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 215 - 217. (Includes a picture).

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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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cyperus squarrosus
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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 squarrosus.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=110530, retrieved 24 April 2017

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