Bolboschoenus

Bolboschoenus

 

a genus of perennial grasses of the family Cyperaceae. It has a creeping rootstock, generally with tuberous swellings. The inflorescence is umbrelled and sometimes forms a capitate cluster. The flowers are monoecious, with two or three stigmata. There are four or five species, distributed outside of the arctic zones. Three species are found in the USSR; the most common is Bolboschoenus maritimus, which frequently forms thickets along shores and in marshy areas. Sometimes this species is eaten by cattle and horses. The tuberous swellings, which contain large amounts of starch, serve as fodder and can be used to make flour. The genus Bolboschoenus is often included in the genus Scirpus (bulrush).

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The inflorescence in southern African species of Bolboschoenus (Cyperaceae).
Scirpus was divided into six genera: Bolboschoenus, Hemicarpha [resurrected], Isolepis, Schoenoplectus, Scirpus, and Trichophorum, and Cyperus was divided into Cyperus and Kyllinga.
The natural vegetation, although altered, is well represented with a mosaic of communities, with species such as Bolboschoenus maritimus (L.
Species 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Ambrosia psilostachya X X Andropogon glomeratus X Atriplex pentandra X X Bacopa monnieri X X X Batis maritima X X Bolboschoenus maritimus X X X X X Borrichia frutescens X X X X X X X X Chamaesyce serpens X Chara sp.
X CYPERACEAE (Sedge Family) Bolboschoenus fluviatilis (Torrey) X Sojak Bulbostylis capillaris (L.
There is, however, on the Murray River at Lake Boga a Wemba Wemba language list from Stone (1911, 444-45) which provides several names for different stages and conditions of `rushes' which are obviously Typha, and as well gives a name for `bulrush' which is probably Bolboschoenus (Scirpus) (Table 1).
In other cases, the identification is less certain; there are other aquatic plants, such as Bolboschoenus medianus, Phragmites australis and Triglochin procera, which could have provided edible roots.
Bolboschoenus glaucus- a new species in the Czech Republic.
Chromosome numbers within the genus Bolboschoenus in central Europe.