Cyperus compressus L.

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Cyperus compressus

Photo: Sune Holt
Ilha do Bazaruto, Inhambane, Mozambique

Cyperus compressus

Photo: Sune Holt
Ilha do Bazaruto, Inhambane, Mozambique

Cyperus compressus

Photo: Sune Holt
Ilha do Bazaruto, Inhambane, Mozambique

Cyperus compressus

Photo: Sune Holt
Ilha do Bazaruto, Inhambane, Mozambique

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Status: Native
Description:
Annual up to 60 cm tall, slender to robust, culms 10-46 cm. long, 1-3 mm wide, 3-angled, glabrous.
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Worldwide distribution: Regional distribution: Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe.
Global distribution: western, eastern and southern Africa, Asia, Americas.
Mozambique distribution: GI
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Content last updated: Monday 24 November 2014
Literature:

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Page 54.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 529. (Includes a picture).

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

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 118.

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Flora of Botswana: Cyperus compressus
Flora of Malawi: Cyperus compressus
Flora of Zambia: Cyperus compressus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cyperus compressus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cyperus compressus
African Plant Database: Cyperus compressus
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Cyperus compressus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cyperus compressus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cyperus compressus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cyperus compressus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cyperus compressus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cyperus compressus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Cyperus compressus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cyperus compressus
Ispot Southern Africa: Cyperus compressus
JSTOR Plant Science: Cyperus compressus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cyperus compressus
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Cyperus compressus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cyperus compressus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Cyperus compressus
Tropicos: Cyperus compressus


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Cyperus compressus.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=109450, retrieved 23 November 2017

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