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This species is accepted, and its native range is South Sudan, N. Somalia.

[FSOM]

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

Type
N2, “Ahl Mts”, Hildebrandt 873c (K holo., lost?).
Morphology General Habit
Slender perennial with a short woody rhizome sometimes producing slender stolons
Morphology Stem
Stems few, 20–30 cm long and 0.7–2 mm thick, obtusely triangular, glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves from the basal 5 cm only, usually 3–4 per stem; sheaths light brown to pale or greenish with uncoloured margin, glabrous; blades 5–40 cm long and 1–2.5 mm wide, flat and rather thin, glabrous or slightly scabrid on midrib and margin
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a lax anthela of 1 sessile and 1–4 stalked digitate groups of spikelets (usually 3–6 spikelets per group); involucral bracts 2–3, erect or spreading, leaf-like and the largest 4–15 cm long; peduncles to 4 cm long, 0.2–0.3 mm thick, almost terete, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets 5–10 x c. 2 mm, linear or linear-lanceolate, flattened with acute or somewhat obtuse apex, 15–25-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes c. 2 mm long, triangular-ovate, light to dark reddish brown with somewhat paler margin and 3 slender lateral nerves on each side of the greenish midrib which is thickened above and ending in the subacute apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style c. 2 mm long; branches 3, 1 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet c. 1 x 0.4 mm, elliptic, triangular with flat sides, light reddish brown and minutely papillose.
Distribution
N2, 3 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 500–1000 m.

Native to:

Somalia, Sudan

Cyperus commixtus Kük. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 29: 195 (1931)

Accepted by

  • 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.
  • 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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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.

Flora of Somalia

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

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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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