Cyperus mapanioides C.B. Clarke

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Cyperus mapanioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga forest, Cheringoma

Cyperus mapanioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga forest, Cheringoma

Cyperus mapanioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga forest, Cheringoma

Cyperus mapanioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga forest, Cheringoma

Cyperus mapanioides

Photo: Mark Hyde
Nhamacalapia road, Catapu

Cyperus mapanioides

Photo: Mark Hyde
Nhamacalapia road, Catapu

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Synonyms: Cyperus major (Boeckeler) Cherm.
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Status: Native
Description:
Slender perennial up to 50 cm tall, with thick creeping rhizome, culms sharply 3-angled, sides grooved, glabrous. Involucral bracts 4-7, leaflike. Inflorescence capitate, sometimes loosely so; spikelets 7-20 per head.
Notes: For the Flora Zambesiaca area previously only recorded from NW Zambia and Mt Mabu, Mozambique so the specimen in the images (BW1653, EOWBL, BR) represents a first records South of the Zambezi and for the Manica-Sofala Division. (Mike Lock& Jane Browning, pers.comm. 2017)
Derivation of specific name: mapanioides: Resembling the genus Mapania, a genus of tropical sedges; nothing to do with the mopane tree or mopane woodland.
Habitat: In shade in forest
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical west and central Africa, southward to Angola, NW Zambia and Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: Z,MS
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Content last updated: Thursday 7 September 2017
Literature:

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 167 - 168.

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


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: Cyperus mapanioides.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=228930, retrieved 18 November 2019

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