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This species is accepted, and its native range is Uganda to Zimbabwe.

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Congo-Kinshasa, Katanga, Lake Moero, Bovone 42 (FT, holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, up to 58 cm tall, stoloniferous with slightly swollen culm-base, stolons to 12 cm long, 1–2 mm in diameter, covered by pale brown or greyish scales.
Morphology Culms
Culms few, 14–50 cm long, 1.6–4 mm wide, trigonous, hairy at least above
Morphology Leaves
Leaves up to 51 cm long. Leaf sheath grey to brown, 3–10 cm long. Leaf blade linear, flat, 16–41 cm long, 3–7 mm wide, hairy, apex acuminate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Involucral bracts leaf-like, erect to spreading, 4–8, hairy, lowermost 9–20 cm long, 3.2–5 mm wide
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a simple anthela, primary branches 2–8, 0.5–10 cm long. Spikes sessile and at the end of primary branches
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets in spikes. Spikelets many per cluster, spreading, linear-lanceolate, 6.9–13 mm long, 0.7–1.5 mm wide, falling off entirely when mature, rachis straight.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes pale to dark reddish-brown, margin pale, oblong, 3.3–4 mm long, 1–1.3 mm wide, hairy keel, apex obtuse
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments 2.2–4 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers 1.8–2.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet grey, obovoid, trigonous, 1.5 mm long, ± 0.8 mm wide, minutely papillose.
Ecology
In open bushland and woodland, on sandy loamy soils; 1200–2000 m
Conservation
Widespread; least Concern (LC)
Note
Looks like C. psilostachys but with the base less bulbous, and stolons present.
Distribution
Flora districts: U 1T1 T5 T 7%Congo-Kinshasa, Zimbabwe

Native to:

Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Cyperus hirtellus (Chiov.) Kük. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 20(101): 7 (1935)

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • E.P. 4, 20 (101): Haines & Lye, Sedges & Rushes E. Afr.: 210, figs. 421, 422 (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/
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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