African Plant Database


Cyperus ajax C.B. Clarke
Family : CYPERACEAE
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 8: 343 (1902)
Information on the genus : Cyperus
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb, robust, to 2,1 m tall, with thick woody rhizome to 1,2 cm Ø; culms 0,85-2 m long, 4-7 mm Ø, trigonous; leaves many, crowded, to 2,15 m long; sheath reddish-brown, 4-14 cm long; blade linear, flat, 0,6-2 m long, 1,4-3,7 cm wide; inflorescen
Ecology : Thickets; open and degraded forests; sometimes along riverbanks; swamps; forest gallery; spray zone below waterfall on river; 950-2850 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
 
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
 
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