Eleocharis acutangula (Roxb.) Schult.

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Eleocharis acutangula

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Munavalate, Vilanculos Distr., Inhambane, Mozambique

Eleocharis acutangula

Photo: Sune Holt
Munavalate, Vilanculos Distr., Inhambane, Mozambique

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Synonyms: Eleocharis acutangula subsp. breviseta D.J. Rosen
Eleocharis fistulosa (Poir.) Schult.
Scirpus fistulosus Poir.
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Status: Native
Perennial herb, stoloniferous, with 5-10 culms clumped together from a short vertical or horizontal base; culms sharply triangular, sometimes twisted. Inflorescence a cylindrical green spikelet. Nutlets pale brown, obovoid, longitudinally ridged with transvers bars.
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Habitat: Swamps, pools and ditches, shallow lakes and streams.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Africa, Madagascar, Asia, Australia, Central and South America
Mozambique distribution: GI
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Content last updated: Friday 29 August 2014

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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 14.

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Page 77.

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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 acutangula
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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: Species information: Eleocharis acutangula.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=214840, retrieved 28 November 2023

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