Schoenus prophyllus

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Schoenus prophyllus


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 prophyllus



Schoenus prophyllus T.L.Elliott & Muasya S. African J. Bot. 121: 534 (2019).

Typus: South Africa, Western Cape Province, 3419 (Caledon): Groot Hagelkraal, N. edge of crater-like landscape feature, ( –DA), 26 Apr 2016, Elliott & Betz TE2016_033 Holotypus: BOL. Isotypus: MT, NBG.


Native distribution areas:
Schoenus prophyllus
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Southern Africa
      • Cape Provinces (Western Cape).

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



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Vernacular names

English: Bract Veldrush
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