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  1. Family: Cyperaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Rhynchospora Vahl
      1. Rhynchospora eximia (Nees) Boeckeler

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Florida to Tropical America, Tropical Africa.

    [CPLC]

    Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

    Distribution
    Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 0 - 300 m.; Llanura del Caribe.
    Habit
    Hierba
    Conservation
    No Evaluada
    [FWTA]

    Cyperaceae, Miss S. S. Hooper. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:2. 1972

    Habit
    Leafy annual
    Inflorescences
    Brown spikelets on long but rather robust pedicels
    Ecology
    Marshes and wet flushes.
    [FTEA]

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

    Fruits
    Nutlet grey, orbicular, 1–1.4 mm long, 1.1–1.4 mm wide, strongly transversely wrinkled to transversely rugose.
    Style
    Stylebase decurrent, greyish-white, 0.2–0.4 mm long. Style with 2 branches
    Pedicel
    Pedicel 0.1–0.3 mm long.
    Ecology
    Open marshy area of well-grazed grassland; 500 m
    Conservation
    Least Concern (LC) due to its wide distribution and common habit.
    Note
    There is only one collection known from the Flora area.
    Type
    Type: Mexico, Hacienda de la Laguna, Schiede 864 (B, syn.) & Panama, Seemann s.n. (B, syn.)
    Habit
    Annual, up to 63 cm high.
    Culms
    Culms robust, rounded to trigonous, 18–34 cm long, 0.7–1.2 mm wide, with prominent longitudinal ridges, glabrous
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle.
    Leaves
    Leaves subtending the primary branches as basal leaves. Leaf blade linear, flat, 9–21 cm long, 1.5–5 mm wide, apex acuminate, glabrous to scabrid Leaf sheath 1.5–7 cm long, brownish-green. Leaves up to 25 cm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets pedicillate, solitary or in clusters of 2–3 per branch, ovoid, 6–10 mm long, 2.4–3.5 mm wide, with many glumes, many-flowered.
    Glume
    Glumes brown, ovate, 4–4.5 mm long, 1.7–2.3 mm wide, glabrous, keel acute, 1-veined, apex awned
    Perianth
    Perianth bristles absent
    Stamens
    Stamens 2.
    Filaments
    Filaments 3.2–4.5 mm long
    Distribution
    Range: Senegal, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Mali, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Malawi; tropical America Flora districts: T7

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil North, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Florida, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Ivory Coast, Malawi, Mali, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Panamá, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Venezuela

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Rhynchospora eximia (Nees) Boeckeler appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 1, 2003 Carvalho, A.M. [3064], Bahia K000189348
    Jul 1, 1995 Nascimento, M.S.B. [1003], Piauí K000189515
    Jun 1, 1889 Wright, C. [s.n.], Cuba K000632372
    Apr 1, 1889 Seemann [140], Panama K000632501
    Ule, E. [8070], Brazil K001180773
    Anderson, W.R. [9522], Brazil K001180774
    Ekman, E.L. [14559], Dominican Republic K000632373
    Pires, M.J. [1696], Brazil K001180776
    Mexia, Y. [5656], Brazil K001180777
    Mexia, Y. [5656], Brazil K001180778

    Bibliography

    First published in Linnaea 37: 601 (1873)

    Accepted by

    • Bernal, R., Gradstein, R.S. & Celis, M. (eds.) (2016). Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia 1-2: 1-3068. Libro impreso.
    • Lye, K.A. & Thery, P. (2012). Flore du Gabon 44: 1-230. Muséum National D'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.
    • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
    • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
    • Govaerts, R. & Simpson, D.A. (2007). World Checklist of Cyperaceae. Sedges: 1-765. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Hammel, B.E. & al. (2003). Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica 2: 1-694. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Espejo Serna, A. & López-Ferrari, A.R. (1997). Las Monocotiledóneas Mexicanas una Sinopsis Florística 5: 1-98. Consejo Nacional de la Flora de México, México D.F.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • Berhaut. Fl. Sén. ed. 2, 359 (1967).
    • Kük. in Engl., Bot. Jahrl. 75: 181 (1950)
    • in Linnaea 37: 601 (1873)

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Bernal, R., Gradstein, R.S. & Celis, M. (eds.) (2016). Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia 1-2: 1-3068. Libro impreso.
    • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Hammel, B.E. & al. (2003). Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica 2: 1-694. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Haines & Lye, Sedges & Rushes E. Afr.: 316 (1983).
    • Linnaea 37: 601 (1873)

    Sources

    Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. 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