African Plant Database

Schoenoplectiella oxyjulos (S.S. Hooper) Lye
Information on the genus : Schoenoplectiella
Basionym : Scirpus oxyjulos S.S. Hooper
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Scirpus oxyjulos S.S. Hooper
 Schoenoplectus oxyjulos (S.S. Hooper) J. Raynal
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Scirpus erectus auct.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Densely tufted rush-like herb; culms 10-45 cm tall, 1-2 mm Ø, woody at base, glabrous, soft, terete, ridged, often swollen at base by pistils within the basal sheaths; sheaths 1-6 cm long, membranous, apiculate, bladeless; inflorescence of 1-3 spikelets, pseudolateral, sessile, erect, greenish or straw-coloured, often somewhat somewhat curved, 0,7-1,7 cm x 2 mm (lengthening with age to 2,7 cm), with acute tip; stigmas 2.
Ecology : Temporary pools; wet flushes on gneiss outcrops and inselbergs with Dopatrium; pool on gneiss; swampy places; 650-800 m alt.
  Resemblance with Cyperus podocarpus, C. lateriticus growing in the same sites.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 115

Bibliography other :
  • Kew Bull. 67: 421 (2012)
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Record n°186165 created 2008-08-27 - modified 2016-03-29
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