Schoenus ligulatus

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Schoenus ligulatus


Taxonavigation: Poales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales

Familia: Cyperaceae
Subfamilia: Cyperoideae
Tribus: Schoeneae
Subtribus: Schoeninae
Genus: Schoenus
Species: Schoenus ligulatus



Schoenus ligulatus (Boeckeler) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 756 (1891).

Typus: South Africa, Western Cape Province, 3418 (Simonstown): Red Hill area, Kleinplaas Dam, c. 100 m to E. of road that travels along E. side of dam, near old trail (with broken-down steps) heading downwards from road along dam ( –AB), 18 Apr 2017, Elliott TE2016_178. Neotype: BOL; Isoneotype: MT, NBG.


  • Basionym
    • Elynanthus ligulatus Boeckeler, Linnaea 38: 262 (1874).
  • Homotypic
    • Tetraria ligulata (Boeckeler) C.B.Clarke in Durand, T.A. & Schinz, H., Consp. Fl. Afric. 5: 661 (1894).
    • Tetraria cuspidata (Rottb.) C.B.Clarke var. ligulata (Boeckeler) Kük., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni. Veg. 48: 210 (1940).
  • Heterotypic
    • Tetraria cuspidata (Rottb.) C.B.Clarke var. angustata Kük., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni. Veg. 29: 187 (1931).
    • Tetraria autumnalis Levyns, J. S. African Bot. 13: 88 (1947).
    • Schoenus autumnalis (Levyns) T.L.Elliott & Muasya, S. African J. Bot.112: 359 (2017).
    • Tetraria variabilis Levyns, J. S. African Bot. 13: 87 (1947).
    • Schoenus variabilis (Levyns) T.L.Elliott & Muasya, S. African J. Bot.112: 359 (2017).


Native distribution areas:
Schoenus ligulatus
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Southern Africa
      • Cape Provinces (Western Cape, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal).

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references


Vernacular names

English: Strap Veldrush
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