482.000 Costularia C.B. Clarke

Browning, J. & Goetghebeur, P. (2017) Sedge (Cyperaceae) Genera of Africa and Madagascar Troubador (Matador), Leicester, UK

Description of the genus

Medium-sized to tall, tufted or more rarely shortly rhizomatous perennials, sometimes forming dwarf shrubs. Culms scapose or with few nodes. Leaves usually basally crowded, eligulate, blade sometimes deciduous. Inflorescence terminal, paniculate with numerous spikelets. Primary bgracts leaf-like, sheathing. Spikelets with several distichous, deciduous glumes of increasing length, larger glumes each subtending a floret, enclosed by the wings of the next glume. Bristles 6, deciduous with the fruit. Nutlets often 3-ribbed.

Worldwide: 25 species native to southern Africa and Madagascar

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Costularia:

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Flora of Mozambique: Costularia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Costularia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Costularia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Costularia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Costularia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Costularia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Costularia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Costularia
JSTOR Plant Science: Costularia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Costularia
Plants of the World Online: Costularia
Tropicos: Costularia
Wikipedia: Costularia

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 Malawi: Genus page: Costularia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=286, retrieved 14 April 2024

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