Kyllinga alba Nees

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Synonyms: Cyperus cristatus (Kunth) Mattf. & Kük.
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Status: Native
Culms tufted; Inflorescence head white, 9-18mm in diameter.
Derivation of specific name: alba: white
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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 301. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 35.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 23.

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 76. (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 88.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 58. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 120.

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Flora of Botswana: Kyllinga alba
Flora of Caprivi: Kyllinga alba
Flora of Mozambique: Kyllinga alba
Flora of Zambia: Kyllinga alba
Flora of Zimbabwe: Kyllinga alba

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Kyllinga alba
African Plant Database: Kyllinga alba
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Kyllinga alba
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Kyllinga alba
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Kyllinga alba
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Kyllinga alba
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Kyllinga alba
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Kyllinga alba
iNaturalist: Kyllinga alba
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Kyllinga alba
JSTOR Plant Science: Kyllinga alba
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Kyllinga alba
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Kyllinga alba
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Kyllinga alba
Plants of the World Online: Kyllinga alba
Tropicos: Kyllinga alba
Wikipedia: Kyllinga alba

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Kyllinga alba., retrieved 29 March 2023

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