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Species Information
 

inflorescence    plant               
Cyperus dives Delile
(name current July 2011)
Ikwane
likhwane
(Cyperus immensus)

CYPERACEAE
Growth form: Graminoid
Found within protected areas
Other uses

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Cyperus immensus - (Ikwane) Very robust, up to 2 m or more high. Leaves flat, strongly veined, up to 2 cm wide, stout, margin finely toothed. Stems stiffly erect, sharply triangular. Inflorescence large, copious, up to 20 cm long and wide, long axes branched towards their ends, branches bearing very abundant spikelets densely along and around them, mostly at right angles. Spikelets medium brown, partly transparent, c 7 mm long; glumes and florets falling from base upwards.

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


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