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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. & NE. Tanzania.

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Tanzania, Kilimanjaro, Kibo heights, Endlicher 778 (B, holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Perennial up to 75 cm tall, fairly robust, with a very slightly swollen culm-base emitting ± 1 mm thick scale-covered stolons.
Morphology Culms
Culms few, 40–60 cm long, 1–2 mm in diameter, trigonous, glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaf sheath green to dark brown, 4–11 cm long. Leaf blade linear, flat to folded, 10–34 cm long, 2.3–6.4 mm wide, scabrid at least on margin, apex acuminate Leaves up to 40 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Involucral bracts leaf-like, erect or spreading, 3–4, lowermost 15–30 cm long, 3–6 mm wide
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a simple anthela, primary branches 3–6, 1.5–9 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets in loose clusters at the end of primary branches, linear-lanceolate, 6.2–13 mm long, 1–1.9 mm wide, rachilla straight.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes golden to reddish-brown, 2.2–3.9 mm long, 1.6–1.9 mm wide, keel green, apex obtuse to shortly mucronate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments 3.3–3.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers 1.1–1.7 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet reddish-brown, ellipsoid, trigonous, 0.8–0.9 mm long, ± 0.4 mm wide, almost smooth.
Ecology
In grassland and wooded grassland; 400–900 m (see note)
Conservation
Needs information on almost everything, as all collections are almost 100 years old.
Note
A smaller version of C. rotundus with smaller and narrower spikelets and smaller glumes. The altitude of the type is not given, but must be very high, possibly 4000 m – can this be correct?
Distribution
Range: Not known elsewhere Flora districts: T2 T3

Native to:

Tanzania

Cyperus endlichii Kük. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 21: 327 (1925)

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

  • E.P. 4, 20 (101): 106 (1936)
  • F.R. 21: 327 (1925)
  • Haines & Lye, Sedges & Rushes E. Afr.: 188, fig. 366 (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/
© 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