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This species is accepted, and its native range is Central Somalia to NW. India.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Small tufted annual with short and very thin roots; stems 1–8 cm long and up to 0.5 mm thick, angular to almost terete, glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 3–4 per stem; sheaths reddish brown and usually the 2 upper producing 2–5 cm long up to 0.5 mm wide strongly inrolled glabrous blades
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a dense head of 2–15 crowded spikelets and 1–2 erect and spreading leaf-like involucral bracts to c. 8 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets 5–12 x 2.5–3 mm, linear-lanceolate, strongly compressed, variegated grey and reddish brown, 15–25-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes 1.5–2 mm long, greyish white with or without reddish brown patches near the partly green 3-nerved midrib that is excurrent into a short slightly recurved awn; surface cells large and prominent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style with 2 long stigmas
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens usually 2
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet c. 1.2 x 0.7 mm, obovate in outline but prominently compressed and slightly twisted, reddish brown, minutely papillose, held tightly inside the glume and dispersed with it.
Distribution
C2; India
Ecology
Altitude range 200–300 m.

Native to:

India, Oman, Pakistan, Somalia

Cyperus dwarkensis K.C.Sahni & H.B.Naithani appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Indian Forester 102: 357 (1976)

Not 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. [Cited as Pycreus dwarkensis.]
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Pycreus dwarkensis.]

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
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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/
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