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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Cyperaceae.


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  • The unique lake and freshwater vegetation of Joumine and Malah marshes ranges from emergent plant associations such as Scirpus lacustris, Typha angustifolia and Phragmites communis through a belt of halophytes, Salicornia arabica, Suaeda maritima and Arthrecnemum fruticosum to grass pastures with shrubby Tamarix africana.

    Ichkeul National Park, Tunisia

  • Grass and sedge marshes support "thatch grasses" such as Scirpus planiculmis, S. triqueter, Carex scabrifolia, Cortaderia celloana, and Panicum psilopodium.

    Yellow Sea saline meadow

  • The seasonally flooded hollows are covered with sea clubrush Scirpus maritimus, bulrush Schoenoplectus lacustris, rushes Juncus sp. and crowfoot Ranunculus baudotii.

    Doñana National Park, Spain

  • Damp areas have Phragmites australis, Typha latifolia and Scirpus holoschoenus.

    Aïr and Ténéré Natural Reserves, Niger

  • The marsh vegetation is dominated by reeds Phragmites australis which form floating or fixed islands of decaying vegetation ( 'plaur') with some Typha angustifolia and Scirpus sp.

    Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve, Romania

  • There are two bog communities: Sphagnum cf, recurvum on both plateau and lowland and Scirpus sulcatus on the plateau which is perpetuated by the burrowing of the endemic spectacled petrel Procellaria conspicillata.

    Gough Island Wildlife Reserve, United Kingdom

  • Fuegian arrowgrass Tetroncium magellanicium and mossy deergrass Scirpus spp. are the only abundant vascular plants found in bogs, although bog margins show a wider diversity, including various grasses.

    Gough Island Wildlife Reserve, United Kingdom

  • Small waterholes or wet places can be densely covered by Odyssea paucinervis or a community of Phragmites australis, Thypha latifolia, Scirpus dioicus, S. littoralis and Juncellus laevigatus.

    Kaokoveld desert

  • The rush, Scirpus distichimus may become abundant in heavily grazed sites.

    Qilian Mountains subalpine meadows

  • Other plant communities include: Kalidium gracile in areas of saline soils and salt marshes dominated by Scirpus rufus, S. planifolium, Ranunculus cymbalaria, and Phragmites communis.

    Mongolian-Manchurian grassland


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