1. Family: Cyperaceae Juss.
    1. Tetraria P.Beauv.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Africa, Borneo, Australia, New Zealand.

    [FTEA]

    Cyperaceae, K Hoenselaar, B. Verdcourt & H. Beentje. Hypolytrum, D Simpson. Fuirena, M Muasya. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2010

    Habit
    Perennial herbs.
    Stem
    Stems scapose or few-noded
    Leaves
    Leaves with conspicuous sheaths, sometimes with ligules, blades flat or more or less incurved
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence usually a narrow panicle
    Spikelets
    Spikelets several to many, 2– (rarely 1– to 4–)flowered with several–many persistent glumes.
    Glume
    Glumes 4–12, usually distichous, occasionally somewhat spirally arranged, lower 4–9 empty.
    Flowers
    Flowers both typically bisexual (the lower functionally male), more rarely unisexual
    General
    Hypogynous bristles present or absent, when present soft, ciliate, rarely plumose
    Stamens
    Stamens 3, less often 6–8; connective produced into a crest
    Stigma
    Stigmas usually 3 but occasionally 4–9
    Fruits
    Nutlet small, trigonous (very rarely 4-angular), often crowned or beaked by the persistent style.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Borneo, Cape Provinces, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Malawi, New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Northern Provinces, Queensland, South Australia, Tanzania, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

    Tetraria P.Beauv. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Mém. Cl. Sci. Math. Inst. Natl. France 13(2): 54 (1812 publ. 1816)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. & Simpson, D.A. (2007). World Checklist of Cyperaceae. Sedges: 1-765. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Mem. Inst. Par. 1812 (2): 54 (1816)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0