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Species Information

Cyperus decurvatus (C.B.Clarke) C.Archer & Goetgh.
(name current 2016)
(Mariscus rehmannianus)
(Mariscus indecorus)
(Mariscus indecorus var. decurvatus)
(Cyperus indecorus var. decurvatus)


Growth form: Herb
Found within protected areas

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Mariscus indecorus - Stem-bases somewhat thickened, enclosed in leaf-sheaths. Leaves flat, soft, wavy. c 2 mm or less wide tapering to long curly thread-like tips. Stem c 45 cm high with few leaf-like unequal bracts surrounding infloreseence which consists of up to c six spikes, stalkless or borne on stalks of unequal length, cylindrical, c 1,5 cm long and wide. Spikelets crowded, very narrow, slightly bent to and fro, pointed, lowest turned downwards, middle at right angles to axis, upper pointing obliquely forwards, brownish grey.

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.

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