Lipocarpha chinensis (Osbeck) J. Kern

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Lipocarpha chinensis

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Haka Game Park, Cleveland Dam, Harare

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Synonyms: Cyperus albescens (Steud.) Larridon & Govaerts
Cyperus lipocarpha T.Koyama
Cyperus submaculatus T.Koyama
Kyllinga albescens Steud.
Lipocarpha argentea (Vahl) R. Br.
Lipocarpha senegalensis Lam.) Th. & H.Dur.
Scirpus chinensis Osbeck
Scirpus senegalensis Lam.
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Description: Tufted perennial, stem rounded or obscurely angled, 15─80 cm tall; withered leaves persistent around the base. Inflorescence a terminal irregular head with (1─)2─12 subequal ovoid spikelets. Spikes pale green or yellow-brown.
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Derivation of specific name: chinensis: from China
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical and sub-tropical Africa, Asia and Australia
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Literature:

Browning, J., Gordon-Gray, K.D., Lock, M., Beentje, H., Vollesen, K., Bauters, K., Archer, C., Larridon, I., Xanthos, M., Vorster, P., Bruhl, J., Wilson, K. & Zhang, X. (2020). Cyperaceae Flora Zambesiaca 14 Pages 340 - 342. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 24.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 124.

Fowler, D.G. (2007). Zambian Plants: Their Vernacular Names and Uses, Kew Publishing

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Pages 121 - 122.

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 354 - 355.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 88.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 111.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 120.

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Flora of Botswana: Lipocarpha chinensis
Flora of Mozambique: Lipocarpha chinensis
Flora of Zambia: Lipocarpha chinensis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Lipocarpha chinensis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Lipocarpha chinensis
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lipocarpha chinensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Lipocarpha chinensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lipocarpha chinensis
Plants of the World Online: Lipocarpha chinensis
Tropicos: Lipocarpha chinensis
Wikipedia: Lipocarpha chinensis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Caprivi: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Lipocarpha chinensis.
https://www.capriviflora.com/cult/species.php?species_id=109260, retrieved 23 June 2024

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