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Species Information

Cyperus kirkii C.B.Clarke
(name current July 2011)
(Cyperus thorncroftii)

Growth form: Herb
Found within protected areas

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Cyperus thorncroftii - Small densely tufted perennial, usually less than 30 cm high~ Stem bases closely clustered~ slightly thickcncd~ Leaves soft, thread-like basal sheaths papery. Inflorescence compact cluster of c 1012 slender radiating spikelets with one or two long thread-like bracts at base. Spikelets yellow-brown, up to 2 cm long x 2 mm wide.

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

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