Eleocharis dulcis (Burm.f.) Hensch.

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Eleocharis dulcis

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Lui (FEOW: Upper Zambezi Floodplain)

Eleocharis dulcis

Photo: Mike Bingham

Eleocharis dulcis

Photo: Mike Bingham

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Status: Native
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in the Old World tropics and sub-tropics
Mozambique distribution:
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Fowler, D.G. (2007). Zambian Plants: Their Vernacular Names and Uses, Kew Publishing Page 66.

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Page 80.

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 37 - 39. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 119.

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Flora of Botswana: Eleocharis dulcis
Flora of Zambia: Eleocharis dulcis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Eleocharis dulcis

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Eleocharis dulcis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=111100, retrieved 19 February 2018

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