Carex chlorosaccus C.B.Clarke

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Carex chlorosaccus

Photo: Petra Ballings
Zovo Chipolo Forest, Nyika National Park

Carex chlorosaccus

Photo: Petra Ballings
Zovo Chipolo Forest, Nyika National Park

Carex chlorosaccus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Forest, Nyika National Park

Carex chlorosaccus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Forest, Nyika National Park

Carex chlorosaccus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Forest, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Carex echinochloe Kunze var. chlorosaccus (C.B. Clarke) Kük
Carex ramosa K. Schum.
Carex wahlenbergiana Boott
Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial sedge up to 1 m high, forming tussocks from a woody rhizome. Leaves 50-90 cm long and 5-9 mm wide with basal sheaths dark red, scabrid on veins and margin. Inflorescence a slender, much-branched panicle, 8-50 cm long, green; axis and branches pubescent; upper bracts 2 mm long with awn 3-8 mm long; lower bracts leaf-like. Spikelets 6-20 mm long and 3-5 mm wide. Glumes pale green to pale brownish or greyish.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In montane evergreen forest.
Altitude range: 2000 - 2250 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Bioko, Eastern DRC, Rwanda, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia (Nyika only)
Malawi distribution: N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Monday 1 July 2019
Literature:

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.

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 432 - 433. (Includes a picture).

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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: Carex chlorosaccus.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=227700, retrieved 18 April 2024

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