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This species is accepted, and its native range is Indian Subcontinent to Indo-China.

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

Type
Type: India, Tchandranconae Mts, König s.n. (LD, holo.)
Note
A species from W Africa, Sudan, S Asia and Australia, with three specimens cited for our area: Kenya, Lamu District: between Lamu and Witu, Whyte s.n.; Tanzania, Pare District: Ngulu, between Malongwe and Nyahua, Peter 34498! & Malongwe, Peter 34445! The B specimens lack basal parts except for a single sheet of Peter 34445, which has very small glumes (± 1.1 mm long) with obtuse apex and pale brown flattened nutlets. The base is not thickened and the root system seems to point to an annual or short-lived plant.

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

Cyperus leucocephalus Retz. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1967 Smitinand. T. [5836], Thailand K000467622
Jan 1, 1967 Boonnag [841], Thailand K000467623
Kerr, A.F.G. [19305], Thailand K000467620
Chantaranothai, P, [1630], Thailand K000467625
Chantaranothai, P, [90/731], Thailand K000467627
Smitinand, T. [5743], Thailand K000467618
Put [4344], Thailand K000467619
Kerr, A.F.G. [1849], Thailand K000467621
Chantaranothai, P, [1586], Thailand K000467626
Kerr, A.F.G. [21447], Thailand K000467624

First published in Observ. Bot. 5: 11 (1788)

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.
  • Larridon, I., Reynders, M., Huygh, W., Bauters, K., Vrijdaghs, A., Leroux, O., Muasya, A.M., Simpson, D.A. & Goetghebeur, P. (2011). Taxonomic changes in C3 Cyperus (Cyperaceae) supported by molecular phylogenetic data, morphology, embryology, ontogeny and anatomy Plant ecology and evolution 144: 327-356.

Not accepted by

  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(2): 1-94. ORSTOM, Bangui. [Cited as Cyperus pulchellus.]

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • E.P. 4, 20 (101): 278 (1936).
  • Observ. 5: 11 (1789)

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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
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