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Species Information

inflorescences    plant    inflorescence    inflorescence       
Cyperus obtusiflorus Vahl var. obtusiflorus
(name current 2016)
(Cyperus obtusiflorus)


Growth form: Graminoid
Found within protected areas

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Cyperus obtusiflorus - Usually 3060 cm high, growing as isolated plants from short swollen rootstock. Leaves few or numerous slender or slightly flattened, usually about half as long as stem. Inflorescence a single cluster of few broad spikelets with two or three narrow bracts beneath, spikelets up to 1,5 cm long X 8 mm wide, either bright yellow (var. flavissima) or white.

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

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