Skip to main content
This species is accepted, and its native range is Bulgaria to Mongolia, Morocco to W. Tropical & S. Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Slender annual 3–15 cm. high
Morphology Leaves
Few, purple sheathed leaves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Up to 8 sessile or stalked, ovate, starry spikes
Diagnostic
Distinguished from the previous species (Mariscus squarrosus) by the shorter-pointed, sub-spiral glumes and disk at the base of the achene
Ecology
Sandy soil subject to occasional flooding.

Native to:

Botswana, Bulgaria, Central European Rus, Chad, Greece, Kazakhstan, Mali, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Romania, Senegal, South European Russi, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

Introduced into:

Northern Territory, Western Australia

Cyperus hamulosus M.Bieb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Lugard, E. J. [290], Malawi Mariscus hamulosus K000362628 holotype

First published in Fl. Taur.-Caucas. 1: 35 (1808)

Accepted by

  • Browning, J. & al. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 14: 1-455. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Dimopoulos, P., Raus, T., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, T., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A., & Tzanoudakis, D. (2013). Vascular plants of Greece. An annotated checklist: 1-372. Botanic gardens and botanical museum Berlin-Dahlem, Berlin and Hellenic botanical society, Athens.
  • 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

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Dimopoulos, P., Raus, T., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, T., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A., & Tzanoudakis, D. (2013). Vascular plants of Greece. An annotated checklist: 1-372. Botanic gardens and botanical museum Berlin-Dahlem, Berlin and Hellenic botanical society, Athens.
  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Nyambayar, D. (2009). Flora of Mongolia 17: 1-137. Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Botany, Ulaanbaatar.
  • Quézel, P. (1958). Mission Botanique au Tibesti: 1-357. Université d'Alger.

Flora of West Tropical Africa
Flora of West Tropical Africa
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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