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Genus: Schoenoplectus

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Poales > Family: Cyperaceae

About 50 species (tropical and temperate regions), with 16 species native to southern Africa and two species that are naturalised.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI) and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Schoenoplectus articulatus


Schoenoplectus brachyceras


Schoenoplectus confusus

Schoenoplectus corymbosus

Schoenoplectus decipiens


Schoenoplectus erectus


Schoenoplectus lateriflorus


Schoenoplectus leucanthus


Schoenoplectus mucronatus

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Schoenoplectus muricinux


Schoenoplectus muriculatus


Schoenoplectus paludicola


Schoenoplectus pulchellus


Schoenoplectus rhodesicus

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Schoenoplectus roylei


Schoenoplectus scirpoides


Schoenoplectus senegalensis


Schoenoplectus subulatus


Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani


Schoenoplectus triqueter



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