Swaziland's Flora Database:
Cyperus articulatus L.
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Herb
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: lowveld only
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Cyperus articulatus - Tufted perennial up to about 3 m high. Stem about 1 cm thick, cylindrical, pale yellowish, hollow with transverse partitions a few cm apart showing especially when stem dry. Leaves reduced to one or two basal sheaths at foot of each stem. Inflorescence with few very slender axes bearing dense clusters of numerous very slender pale brown spikelets, up to 2 cm long.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.