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Species Information

Cyperus denudatus L.f.
(name current 2016)
(Cyperus denudatus var. sphaerospermus)
(Cyperus denudatus var. denudatus)


Growth form: Herb
Found within protected areas

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Cyperus denudatus - Spreading by rhizomes; usually 30—60 cm high, occasion­ally more. Leaves usually less than half height of plant, often reduced to sheaths or with short free blades. lnfloreseence small, slightly expanded or congested, without basal bracts. Spikelets slender, medium or dark brown, e 7 mm long, arranged in small clusters.

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

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