African Plant Database

Cyperus esculentus L. var. esculentus
Information on the genus : Cyperus
Basionym : Cyperus esculentus L.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Pycreus esculentus (L.) Hayek
 Cyperus esculentus L. (1753)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cyperus esculentus var. sativus Boeckeler (1870)
=Cyperus aureus Ten. (1811)
=Chlorocyperus aureus Palla (1903)
=Cyperus esculentus var. nervoso-striatus (Turrill) Kük.
=Cyperus nervoso-striatus Turrill (1925)
=Cyperus esculentus var. cyclolepis Kük.
=Cyperus buchananii Boeckeler (1888)
Ecology and distribution
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Geophyte, Cyperoid, Mesophyte- Ht 0.12 - 1 m. Alt: 5 - 2100 m. Distribution: BOT, LES, NAM, EC, FS, GA, KN, LP, MP, NC, NW, WC, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Hutchinson, J. & J.M. Dalziel (1972). Flora of West Tropical Africa: Second Edition 3[2]: 286
  • Food plants of Zimbabwe : 22 (1986).
  • Syst. Bot. Monogr. 20: 461-481 (1995).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
carte afrique num 37599
Record n°37599
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