Schoenoplectiella articulata (L.) Ley

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Schoenoplectiella articulata

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Schoenoplectiella articulata

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Schoenoplectiella articulata

Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Schoenoplectus articulatus (L.) Palla
Scirpus articulatus L.
Common names:
Status: Native
Annual or short-lived perennial; roots shallow, white and brown; stems 3-10, tufted, terete, hollow or filled with pith, articulate with clear transverse septa, up to 80 cm long; or 120 cm including the inflorescence bract. Leaves reduced to sheaths. Inflorescence a dense head of up to 25 spikelets.
Notes: Similar to S. senegalensis but differs in larger and smooth nutlets, less concave and more acuminate glumes.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In seasonal pools, waterholes, wet grassland, floodplains and mud flats.
Altitude range: Up to 1100 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Africa, Mascarene Islands, India
Malawi distribution: S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Sunday 2 October 2022

Browning, J., Gordon-Gray, K.D., Lock, M., Beentje, H., Vollesen, K., Bauters, K., Archer, C., Larridon, I., Xanthos, M., Vorster, P., Bruhl, J., Wilson, K. & Zhang, X. (2020). Cyperaceae Flora Zambesiaca 14 Pages 36 - 37.

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Page 156.

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 30.

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 89.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 121.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Schoenoplectiella articulata
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Wikipedia: Schoenoplectiella articulata

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: Schoenoplectiella articulata., retrieved 22 April 2024

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