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This species is accepted, and its native range is Eritrea to E. Tropical Africa, Arabian Peninsula.

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Ethiopia, Schoata District near Enderdert, Schimper 580 (M!, lecto., chosen here)
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, up to 30 cm tall, with a basal bulb covered by brown to blackish scales, 6 mm in diameter, with very slender stolons ending in new bulbs.
Morphology Culms
Culms 3.5–19.5 cm long, 0.4–1 mm wide, trigonous, with longitudinal grooves, smooth to sometimes slightly scabrid
Morphology Leaves
Leaf sheath pale brownish-green, 1.5–5 cm long. Leaves crowded at the base, up to 35 cm long. Leaf blade linear, flat, 10–30 cm long, 0.8–3.8 mm wide, glabrous or sometimes scabrid near the apex, apex acuminate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Involucral bracts absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence paniculate, 4–10 spikelets spread out on a 3–10 cm long central axis, narrowly ovoid, 7–15 mm long, 0.8–1.9 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes reddishbrown, sometimes yellowish-brown, ovate, 2.2–5.6 mm long, 1.3–2.5 mm wide, keel greenish, excurrent, with lateral veins on either side, apex shortly mucronate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments 2.4–3.8 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers 1.6–2.9 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet grey to brown, obovoid-ellipsoid, 1.7–1.8 mm long, 0.9–1 mm wide, minutely papillose in longitudinal rows.
Ecology
In seasonally wet habitats, flooded grasslands, swampy areas, on shallow soils on rocky outcrops, also a weed in cultivation; 30–2150 m
Conservation
Least Concern (LC) due to its wide distribution
Note
The same name in Hochst. in Flora 27: 102 (1844) is a nom. nudum. Distinct from C. bulbosus in the inflorescence consisting of a simple spike; and the absence of involucral bracts. The distribution areas are the same.
Distribution
Flora districts: K1 K3 K4 K6 K7 T2 T4 Range: Eritrea, Ethiopia

Native to:

Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Yemen

Cyperus blysmoides Hochst. ex C.B.Clarke appears in other Kew resources:

First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 8: 354 (1902)

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. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • F.T.A. 8: 354 (1902)
  • Haines & Lye, Sedges & Rushes E. Afr.: 194, fig. 380 (1983).

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/
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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