African Plant Database

Schoenoplectiella Lye
Protologue : Lidia 6(1): 20-22, f. 1 (2003)
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Schoenoplectiella species are thus predominantly African “reported to be annuals, exhibiting to varying degrees … amphicarpy, whereby different types of fruit are produced from florets which are dissimilar. A female floret of ovary and style is contained in a sheath at the first node, while bisexual florets are produced by pseudolateral inflorescences at a culm node above the female floret” (Browning & van der Burgt 2012: 421). “The distinguishing characters of Schoenoplectiella [i.e. to distinguish it from Schoenoplectus s. str.] include the shape of the rhizomes, presence or absence of nodes on a culm, shape of glumes, presence or absence of perianth segments, surface sculpturing of nutlets, shape of epidermal cells of nutlets, and the habit whether annual or perennial” (Hayasaka 2012: 171).
Ecology : Africa, Madagascar.

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • DOBIGNARD, A. & C. CHATELAIN (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du Nord. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques Ville de Genève. hors-série. 1: 122

Bibliography other :
  • HAYASAKA E. (2012). Delineation of Schoenoplectiella Lye (Cyperaceae), a Genus Newly Segregated from Schoenoplectus (Rchb.) Palla J. Jap. Bot. 87: 169–186
  • LEBRUN J.P. & A. STORK (2020). Cyperaceae Trop. Afr. Flow. Plants (Ecol. Distr.) 11: 312
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Record n°194717 modified 2008-12-27
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