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This species is accepted, and its native range is Zimbabwe to S. Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Austria, Bangladesh, Hawaii, Italy, Japan, New South Wales, New Zealand North, Norfolk Is., Queensland, Réunion, Spain, St.Helena, Switzerland, Transcaucasus, Tristan da Cunha, Western Australia

Cyperus congestus Vahl appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Nlie [s.n.], Turkey K000309414
Cooper, T. [3333], South Africa K000362805 holotype
Buchanan, J. [315], South Africa Cyperus congestus var. glandulifer K000362959 syntype
Buchanan, J. [315], South Africa Cyperus congestus var. glandulifer K000362958 syntype
MacOwan, P. [496], South Africa Cyperus congestus var. glandulifer K000362963 syntype
Kuntze, O. [240], South Africa Cyperus congestus var. glandulifer K000362957
Rehmann [2577], South Africa Cyperus congestus var. glandulifer K000362961
MacOwan, P. [496], South Africa Cyperus congestus var. glandulifer K000362962 syntype
Rehmann [5655], South Africa Cyperus congestus var. glandulifer K000362960

First published in Enum. Pl. Obs. 2: 358 (1805)

Accepted by

  • Browning, J. & al. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 14: 1-455. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Gordon-Gray, K.D., Ward, C.J. & Edwards, T.J. (2006). Studies in Cyperaceae in Southern Africa 38: The identities of Cyperus natalensis, Cyperus crassipes and Cyperus brevipes South African Journal of Botany 72: 133-138.
  • 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.
  • Marais, W. & Araujo, A.C. (2018). Flore des Mascareignes 202: 1-99. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Verloove, F. (2014). A conspectus of Cyperus s.l. (Cyperaceae) in Europe (incl. Azores, Madeira and Canary islands), with emphasis on non-native naturalised species Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 69: 179-223.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Browning, J. & al. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 14: 1-455. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Marais, W. & Araujo, A.C. (2018). Flore des Mascareignes 202: 1-99. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Verloove, F. (2014). A conspectus of Cyperus s.l. (Cyperaceae) in Europe (incl. Azores, Madeira and Canary islands), with emphasis on non-native naturalised species Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 69: 179-223.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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