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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Ethiopia to N. Somalia.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Densely tussocky perennial with crowded swollen stem bases covered by conspicuous pale leaf-sheaths
Morphology Stem
Stems 3–15 cm long and 0.3–0.5 mm thick, triangular, smooth
Morphology Leaves
Leaves from the basal 2–3 cm only, usually 5–8 per stem; blades 3–5 cm long and 0.5–1 mm wide, with a very conspicuous white marginal border reaching the tip of the blade
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a terminal cluster of 4–10 sessile spikelets; the 2–4 leafy involucral bracts spreading or reflexed, usually 1–3 cm long only
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets 5–18 x 2–4 mm, linear, occasionally somewhat curved, 10–20-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes 3–4 mm long, triangular, acute, pale to dark reddish brown, with 5–8 narrow pale nerves on each side of the prominent green midrib that is excurrent into a short straight or recurved mucro; midrib slightly keeled near apex, glabrous or with a few teeth
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style unbranched or with 2–3 stigmas
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet broadly obovate, triangular, 1–1.5 x 0.8–1.2 mm, greyish or dark reddish brown, glossy with minute tubercles.
Distribution
N1–3; S1–3; eastern Ethiopia
Ecology
From sea level to 1900 m.
Note
This is very similar to C. wissmannii Schwartz from the Arabian peninsula, but differs in its smaller and paler glumes.

Native to:

Ethiopia, Somalia

Cyperus cundudoensis Chiov. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Malpighia 35: 69 (1939)

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.

Literature

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/
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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