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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Africa, Borneo, New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia.
Tetraria thermalis

[FTEA]

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

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

Doubtfully present in:

Maluku

Native to:

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

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)

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 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