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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. & W. Central Tropical Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A weak caespitose annual 5 to 30 cm. tall
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
A Mariscus-like inflorescence but broadly obovate one-fruited spikelets
Ecology
In dry, rocky places.

Native to:

Benin, Burkina, Central African Repu, Congo, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo

Cyperus leptorhachis Mattf. & Kük. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Apr 13, 1965 Waterlot, E.G. [1279], Mali Kyllinga debilis K000391924
Apr 13, 1965 Adam, J.G. [15034], Mali Kyllinga debilis K000391926
Chevalier, A. [2455] Kyllinga debilis K000416261 holotype
Jaeger, P. [93], Mali Kyllinga debilis K000391923
Jaeger, P. [28], Mali Kyllinga debilis K000391927
Hall, J.B. [459], Ghana Kyllinga debilis K000480610
Hall, J.B. [542], Ghana Kyllinga debilis K000480611
Jaeger, P. [90], Mali Kyllinga debilis K000391929
Jaeger, P. [78], Mali Kyllinga debilis K000391928
Rose, Innes [31661], Burkina Faso Kyllinga debilis K000391922
s.coll. [3056], Central African Republic Kyllinga debilis K000480614
Jaeger, P. [8], Mali Kyllinga debilis K000391925
Wilde, J.J. de [689], Côte d'Ivoire Kyllinga debilis K000480612
Toutain, B. [2830], Burkina Faso Kyllinga debilis K000480613
Kershaw, K.A. [900424], Nigeria Kyllinga debilis K000480609
Hall, J.B. [635], Ghana Kyllinga debilis K000480608

First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 20(101): 595 (1936)

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 Kyllinga debilis.]
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Kyllinga debilis.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.

Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0