Abildgaardia hygrophila (Gordon-Gray) Lye

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Abildgaardia hygrophila

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SRGH

Abildgaardia hygrophila

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Abildgaardia hygrophila

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Abildgaardia hygrophila

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

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Synonyms: Fimbristylis hygrophila Gordon-Gray
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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial sedge, up to c. 45 cm high Leaf-sheaths characteristically spongy. Leaf blades reduced. Inflorescence up to 2.3 cm long and 3.5 cm wide. Spikelets up to 32 mm long, ragged with golden-brown glumes.
Notes: The occurrence of this species in Mozambique is provisionally accepted on the basis of a specimen labeled under this name at SRGH, Tinley 2425
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In vleis or wet grassland with a high water table, mostly on sandy, or black-cotton soils
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia and KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: MS(?other)
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Monday 19 November 2018
Literature:

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Page 19.

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 115 - 116.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 108.

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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: Abildgaardia hygrophila.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=231040, retrieved 13 December 2018

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