468.010 Schoenoplectus (Rchb.) Palla

Description of the genus

Annual or perennials. Culms terete or triangular. Leaves (if present) usually basal. Main inflorescence bract culm-like and appearing as a continuation of the culm beyond the inflorescence. Inflorescence either a dense apparently lateral cluster of spikelets or an anthela of many spikelets. Spikelets with numerous bisexual flowers. Glumes spirally arranged. Perianth bristles present or 0. Stamens usually 3. Ovary with a long style and 2-3 stigmas. Note that the perianth bristles must not be confused with the 3 filaments arising from the base which may be persistent in fruit. Some of the annual species may produce basal flowers hidden in the lower leaf sheaths.

Malawi: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
corymbosus (Roth ex Roem. & Schult.) J. RaynalNDescription, Image
lateriflorus (J.F. Gmel.) Lye
mucronatus (L.) Palla ex KernerDescription, Image
roylei (Nees) Ovcz. & Czukav.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Schoenoplectus:

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Flora of Botswana: Schoenoplectus
Flora of Caprivi: Schoenoplectus
Flora of Mozambique: Schoenoplectus
Flora of Zambia: Schoenoplectus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Schoenoplectus

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Schoenoplectus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Schoenoplectus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Schoenoplectus
Wikipedia: Schoenoplectus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Schoenoplectus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Schoenoplectus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Schoenoplectus.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=278, retrieved 8 December 2021

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