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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa, Indian Subcontinent to Indo-China and Singapore.

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Senegal, no further information
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, tufted, with swollen culm bases which are densely covered with old leaf sheaths; old bases persisting.
Morphology Culms
Culms tufted, 5–32 cm long, 0.4–1 mm wide, triangular, glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaf sheath brown, more pinkish towards base, 1–8 cm long. Leaves up to 20 cm long. Leaf blade linear, flat, slightly channeled, often with small longitudinal purple marks, 5–20 cm long, 0.9–3 mm wide, scabrid on primary vein and margins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Involucral bracts leaf-like, spreading, 2–3, lowermost 2.5–10 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence capitate, an irregular white to cream head, often triangular, 5–12 mm long, 5–12 mm wide, consisting of one to several (usually 3) spikes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets many per spike, narrowly and sometimes asymmetrically ovoid, 1.5–2.5 mm long, 0.7–0.8 mm wide, 1-flowered, slightly gaping at maturity.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes whitish or cream to pale yellow with or without brown spots near midrib, ovate, 1–2.2 mm long, keel greenish or cream, with 1–4 veins on either side
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 1–3.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments 1–2 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers 0.8–1 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet brown, ellipsoid, flattened, 1–1.7 mm long, 0.6–1.1 mm wide, minutely papillose.

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Caespitose
Morphology Stem
Stems thickened at base with old leaf-sheaths
Morphology Leaves
Leaves gradually acuminate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence rounded-pyramidal, bracts spreading
Ecology
Damp places in savanna, etc.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea, India, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Malaya, Mali, Mauritania, Myanmar, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, West Himalaya

Cyperus tenuifolius (Steud.) Dandy appears in other Kew resources:

First published in A.W.Exell, Cat. Vasc. Pl. S. Tomé: 363 (1944)

Accepted by

  • (2021). https://dx.doi.org/10.22244/rheedea.2021.31.09 epublication.
  • Middleton, D.J. & al. (eds.) (2019). Flora of Singapore 7: 1-525. Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Not 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. [Cited as Kyllinga pumila.]
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Kyllinga pumila.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • (2021). https://dx.doi.org/10.22244/rheedea.2021.31.09 epublication.
  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(2): 1-94. ORSTOM, Bangui.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.
  • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
  • Lye, K.A. & Thery, P. (2012). Flore du Gabon 44: 1-230. Muséum National D'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • Middleton, D.J. & al. (eds.) (2019). Flora of Singapore 7: 1-525. Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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