African Plant Database

Abildgaardia triflora (L.) Abeyw.
Information on the genus : Abildgaardia
Basionym : Cyperus triflorus L.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cyperus triflorus L.
 Fimbristylis triflora (L.) K. Schum.
 Iria triflora (L.) Kuntze
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Abildgaardia tristachya Vahl
=Fimbristylis tristachya (Vahl) Thwaites (1864)
=Abildgaardia lanceolata Schumach. (1827)
=Schoenus cyperoides Retz.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb, densely tufted, 30-75 cm tall; rhizome thick; stems angular, flattened, 1-3 mm thick, with golden red-brown to dark brown leaf sheaths at base; leaves flat, 10-30cmx0,2-2,5 mm, margins scabrid; inflorescence of 1 sessile and 1-4 stalked spikelets, rarely with 1 spikelet; spikelets ovoid, 1-2,5(-4 in fruit) x 0,4-1 cm.
Ecology : Tidal mud; sand flats; seasonally swampy depressions with black soil; salt marsh; Hyphaene/Sclerocarya wooded grassland bordering Avicennia mangrove swamp; 0-45 m alt.
  For differences between A. ovata and A. triflora, See: J. S. Afric. Bot. 32: 150, Table I, 1966, and Clarke & Mannheimer, Cyper. Namibia: 22-23, 1999 (illustration).
  Namibia, S. Africa, Swaziland; Madagascar; S India, Sri Lanka.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Helophyte, Cyperoid, Mesophyte- Ht up to 0.75 m. Alt: 5 - 300 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, KN, MP, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Strelitzia 2: 20 (1995).
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