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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropics & Subtropics.
Cyperus amabilis

[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. 100 - 1130 m.; Amazonia, Andes, Llanura del Caribe, Orinoquia, Valle del Magdalena.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba
Conservation
Preocupación Menor

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual generally 15–20 cm. high
Morphology Leaves Leaf sheaths
Purple-streaked sheaths
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Semicircular clusters of golden brown spikelets about 1 cm. long
Ecology
Open savanna, cultivated or waste ground, often on sandy soil.

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Ghana, Thonning s.n. (C, holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Annual, slender, 7–31 cm tall.
Morphology Culms
Culms solitary or more often tufted, 4.7–27 cm long, 0.5–1.8 mm wide, trigonous, glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaf sheath purplishred, 0.5–3 cm long. Leaves up to 16 cm long. Leaf blade linear, glabrous, flat or inrolled, 1.5–13 cm long, 1–2.5 mm wide, apex acuminate, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Involucral bracts leaf-like, 2–7, spreading, 1.2–14.5 cm long, 0.5–2.8 mm wide
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence capitate in few cases, more often simple, ocasionally compound anthelate, primary branches 3–10, 1.5–9 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets in digitate, ovoid clusters, sessile and at the end of primary and when present secondary branches, 5–25 per cluster, linear, 5–12 mm long, 0.9–1.6 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes pale orange brown, reddish brown or golden brown, linear-elliptic, glabrous, 0.9–1.8 mm long, 0.6–1 mm wide, keel green, acute to excurrent, sometimes with veins at either side of the keel, apex shortly mucronate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 1.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filament 0.8–1.6 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers 0.3–0.4 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet (pale) brown, ellipsoidobovoid, 0.6–1 mm long, 0.3–0.6 mm wide, minutely papillose in longitudinal rows
Figures
Fig. 26, p159
Ecology
In seasonally wet habitats, often on sandy soil near roads, lakes and swamps, sandy hollows on rocky soil; 20–1700 m
Conservation
Least Concern (LC): due to its wide distribution and common habitat
Note
An easy recognizable species due to its golden, orange to reddish brown coloured, narrow spikelets.
Distribution
Range: Widespread in West Africa, Sudan, Somalia, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa; Asia, Americas Flora districts: U1 U2 U3 U4 K1 K4 K6 K7 T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 T6 T7 T8 Z

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Slender to fairly robust annual with solitary or crowded stems
Morphology Stem
Stems 5–25 cm long and 0.3–1.3 mm thick, triangular, glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades 2–10 cm long and 0.5–2.5 mm wide, flat or inrolled, scabrid on margin; sheaths reddish brown to purple, rather short
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence an open anthela 2–8 cm in diam.; major involucral bract leafy, 1–10 cm long and 0.5–2.5 mm wide, usually shorter than the inflorescence; largest inflorescence-branches 1–7 cm long, with 1 sessile and 1–9 stalked groups of digitately arranged spikelets, occasionally some stalked spikelet-clusters with a secondary stalked spikelet-cluster, the tubular prophyll at the base of each peduncle greenish or light brown
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets 3–17 x 1–1.5 mm (or to 3.5 mm wide with glumes spreading at right angles), linear, reddish brown to golden
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes 1.3–1.5 mm long, ovate, 3-nerved, orange to reddish brown with a greenish midrib which is usually very shortly excurrent in a slightly recurved mucro
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamen 1
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style 3-branched
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet 0.5–0.6 x 0.3–0.4 mm, obovate, triangular, brownish, minutely papillose.
Distribution
S1, 3.
Ecology
Near sea-level to c. 230 m.

Native to:

Angola, Arizona, Aruba, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Repu, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Panamá, Peru, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Venezuela, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Cyperus amabilis Vahl appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Aug 1, 2006 Gillespie, J.B. [147], Kenya K000333786
Aug 1, 2006 Robertson, S.A. [7013], Kenya K000333793
Aug 1, 2006 Luke, P.A. [7191], Kenya K000333782
Aug 1, 2006 Muasya, A.M. [299], Kenya K000333781
Aug 1, 2006 Robertson, S.A. [3224], Kenya K000333792
Aug 1, 2006 Faden, R.B. [74], Kenya K000333783
Aug 1, 2006 Rawlins, S.P. [88], Kenya K000333789
Aug 1, 2006 Bogdan, A. [3116], Kenya K000333784
Aug 1, 2006 Magogo, F.C. [1024], Kenya K000333788
Aug 1, 2006 Muasya, J. [719], Kenya K000333780
Aug 1, 2006 G [336], Kenya K000333787
Aug 1, 2006 Bogdan, A. [2526], Kenya K000333790
Aug 1, 2006 Luke, P.A. [5900], Kenya K000333791
Aug 1, 2006 Stannard, B. [861], Kenya K000333779
Aug 1, 2006 Gilbert, J.B. [6171], Kenya K000333785
Aug 1, 2006 Stannard, B. [1061], Kenya K000333778
Kotschy [139], Sudan K000362987
Kotschy [s.n.], Sudan K000362983
Bidgood, S. [5297], Tanzania K000190527
Bidgood, S. [5984], Tanzania K000468441
Nascimento, M.S.B. [231], Piauí K000188798
Bidgood, S. [6148], Tanzania K000468277
Bidgood, S. [6334], Tanzania K000468091
Kotschy [139], Sudan K000362984
Bidgood, S. [5428], Tanzania K000190658
Liebmann [s.n.], Mexico Cyperus amabilis var. macrostachyus K000632036
Muller, F. [1986], Mexico Cyperus amabilis var. macrostachyus K000632037
Mueller, D. [s.n.], Australia Cyperus lepidus K000309501

First published in Enum. Pl. Obs. 2: 318 (1805)

Accepted by

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 2: 360-550. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(2): 1-94. ORSTOM, Bangui.
  • Browning, J. & al. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 14: 1-455. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.
  • 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. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Hammel, B.E. & al. (2003). Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica 2: 1-694. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
  • 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.
  • Jørgensen, P.M., Nee, M.H. & Beck., S.G. (eds.) (2013). Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de Bolivia Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 127: 1-1741.
  • Lye, K.A. & Thery, P. (2012). Flore du Gabon 44: 1-230. Muséum National D'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • ColPlantA (2021). "ColPlantA. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.colplanta.org/"

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Berhaut, Fl. Sén. ed. 2, 381 (1967).
  • Cherm. in Arch. Bot. Caen 7, Mém. 4: 11 (1936)
  • Enum. 2: 318 (1806)
  • F.T.A. 8: 327
  • Kük. in Engl., Pflanzenr. Cyper. 265 (1936)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 2: 360-550. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(2): 1-94. ORSTOM, Bangui.
  • Browning, J. & al. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 14: 1-455. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
  • Edwards, S., Demissew, S., & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1997). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 6: i-xxviii, 1-586. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • 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.
  • Hammel, B.E. & al. (2003). Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica 2: 1-694. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
  • Jørgensen, P.M., Nee, M.H. & Beck., S.G. (eds.) (2013). Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de Bolivia Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 127: 1-1741.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 4, (1995) Author: by K. A. Lye [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • E.P. 4, 20 (101): 265 (1936)
  • Enum. Pl. 2: 318 (1805)
  • F.T.A. 8: 327 (1902)
  • Fl. Somalia 4: 125 (1995).
  • Haines & Lye, Sedges & Rushes E. Afr.: 266, figs. 544, 545 (1983)

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