482.000 Costularia C.B. Clarke

Browning, J. & Goetghebeur, P. (2017) Sedge (Cyperaceae) Genera of Africa and Madagascar Troubador (Matador), Leicester, UK

Description of the genus

Medium-sized to tall, tufted or more rarely shortly rhizomatous perennials, sometimes forming dwarf shrubs. Culms scapose or with few nodes. Leaves usually basally crowded, eligulate, blade sometimes deciduous. Inflorescence terminal, paniculate with numerous spikelets. Primary bgracts leaf-like, sheathing. Spikelets with several distichous, deciduous glumes of increasing length, larger glumes each subtending a floret, enclosed by the wings of the next glume. Bristles 6, deciduous with the fruit. Nutlets often 3-ribbed.

Worldwide: 25 species native to southern Africa and Madagascar

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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natalensis C.B. ClarkeMSImage

Other sources of information about Costularia:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Costularia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Costularia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Costularia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Costularia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Costularia
Wikipedia: Costularia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Costularia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Costularia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Costularia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=286, retrieved 29 March 2023

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