Cyperus angolensis Boeckeler

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Cyperus angolensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Cyperus angolensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

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Perennial, with a swollen culm base and densely scaly stolons, 1-8 cm × 2-6 mm. Culms 20-60 cm × 0.8-2 mm, triangular, glabrous. Largest leaf lamina 10-30 cm × 4-6 mm, flat, scabrid. Inflorescence a congested spherical anthela, white turning brown. Involucral bracts 3-4. Spikelets 6-12 × 1.5-4 mm, pinkish-white, 6-15-flowered. Glumes 4-5 mm, lanceolate with shortly excurrent midrib. Stamens 3. Stigmas 3. Nutlet 2-2.5 × 1.2-1.4 mm, obovoid, triangular, yellowish-brown to olive, minutely papillose.
Derivation of specific name: angolensis: of Angola
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Worldwide distribution: Ghana, D.R. Congo, Uganda, Tanzania to South Africa and Angola.
Regional:Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 298. (Includes a picture).

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 209 - 210. (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 87.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 76.

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Cyperus angolensis
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Cyperus angolensis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cyperus angolensis
African Plant Database: Cyperus angolensis
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cyperus angolensis
Plants of the World Online: Cyperus angolensis
Tropicos: Cyperus angolensis
Wikipedia: Cyperus angolensis

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: Species information: Cyperus angolensis., retrieved 12 June 2024

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