Courtoisina cyperoides (Roxb.) Soják

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Courtoisina cyperoides

Photo: Mike Bingham
Kafue District, Lusaka East, Chiawa Game Management Area

Courtoisina cyperoides

Photo: Mike Bingham
Kafue District, Kanyanja, Lusaka SE 25km.,Chifwema Road side drain.

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Synonyms: Courtoisia cyperoides (Roxb.) Nees
Cyperus pseudokyllingioides Kük.
Cyperus pseudokyllingioides Kük. var. africanus C.B.Cl. ex Kük.
Mariscus cyperoides (Roxb.) A.Dietr.
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Status: Native
Annual herb, 12-80 cm tall, yellowish-green, with slender rootstock; culms tufted, 11-80 cm long, 3-angled with longitudinal ridges, glabrous.
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Worldwide distribution: Eastern and Southern Africa, Madagascar, India.
Regional distribution: Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Botswana
Mozambique distribution:
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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 298. (Includes a picture).

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 539. (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: Courtoisina cyperoides
Flora of Malawi: Courtoisina cyperoides
Flora of Zambia: Courtoisina cyperoides
Flora of Zimbabwe: Courtoisina cyperoides

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Courtoisina cyperoides., retrieved 26 June 2019

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