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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Angola.

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Sierra Leone, Mungo R., Sept. 1874, Naumann s.n. (B!, holo.)
Note
Reported to occur in East Africa by Kükenthal in E.P. 4, 20 (101), based on Toro District: Ruwenzori Mts, Stuhlmann 2225. Otherwise occurs in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equitorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo and Angola, in damp places in forests. I have not seen the specimen, and it does not seem to be at B; Haines & Lye did not see it, either. It is a tufted annual with basal leaves that are narrowly obovate, so should be easily recognizable. I place it in species of uncertain occurrence.

[FWTA]

Cyperaceae, Miss S. S. Hooper. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:2. 1972

Diagnostic
Distinctive small sedge with short stems, generally less than 15 cm., usually much exceeded by the flaccid rays subtended by broad, leaf-like bracts
Ecology
River-banks, track-sides and other damp places in forest.

Doubtfully present in:

Uganda

Native to:

Angola, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Zaïre

Cyperus fertilis Boeckeler appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jul 1, 2007 Burgt, X.M. van der [877], Cameroon K000436141
May 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [2624], Cameroon K000050683
Mar 1, 1996 Etuge, M. [1424], Cameroon K000212972
Jan 1, 1994 Acworth, J.M. [241], Cameroon K000540272

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 5: 90 (1883)

Accepted by

  • Cabezas, F., Aedo, C. & Velayos, M. (2004). Checklist of the Cyperaceae of Equatorial Guinea (Annobón, Bioko, Río Muni) Belgian Journal of Botany 137: 3-26.
  • 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.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.
  • Lye, K.A. & Thery, P. (2012). Flore du Gabon 44: 1-230. Muséum National D'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
  • Velayos, M., Aedo, C., Cabezas, F., de la Estrella, M., Barberá, P. & Fero, M. (eds.) (2014). Flora de Guinea Ecuatorial 11: 1-416. Consejo superior de investigaciones científicas, Real jardín botánico, Madrid.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • C.B. Cl., Illustr. Cyper. t.12 (1909)
  • F.T.A. 8: 341
  • Kük. in Engl., Pflanzenr. Cyper. 227. (1936)
  • in Engl., Bot. Jahrb. 5: 90 (1884)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Cabezas, F., Aedo, C. & Velayos, M. (2004). Checklist of the Cyperaceae of Equatorial Guinea (Annobón, Bioko, Río Muni) Belgian Journal of Botany 137: 3-26.
  • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • E.J. 5: 90 (1884).

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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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