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Species Information

Cyperus cyperoides (L.) Kuntze ssp. pseudoflavus (Kük.) Lye
(name current July 2011)
(Mariscus macer)
(Mariscus macer subsp. macer)

Growth form: Graminoid
Found within protected areas

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Mariscus sieberanus - Slender, erect, up to 75 cm high, usually less. Leaves numerous, soft, light green, c 4 mm wide with distinct midrib, tapering to long point. Stem c 2 mm diam, with ring of several spreading leaf-like bracts below inflorescence which consists of stalkless or stalked erect spikes up to c 1,5 cm long and about half as wide; spikelets spreading, slender, light coloured.

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

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