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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa, S. India.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Rather slender perennial with swollen stem-base covered by fibrous remains of old sheaths; root-system much reduced
Morphology Stem
Stems 4–20 cm long and 0.4–1 mm thick, triangular, glabrous or slightly scabrid, swollen at the base
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades 3–12 cm long and 0.5–2 mm wide, flat or inrolled, slightly scabrid on margin; sheaths grey to light brown, the oldest disintegrating into blackish fibres
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a congested anthela with numerous sessile spikelets; major involucral bract leafy, 4–10 cm long and 1–4 mm wide, much longer than the inflorescence; anthela 0.7–2 cm in diam., consisting of 15–60 crowded spikelets
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets 4–10 x 1–2 mm (or to 2.5 mm wide with glumes spreading), light to dark brown, linear, 15–30-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes 1.3–1.5 x c. 0.5 mm, ovate, reddish brown with 3-nerved midrib which ends in the slightly recurved apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamen usually 1
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style unbranched or with 3 branches
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet 0.5–0.6 x 0.3–0.4 mm, pear-shaped, triangular, grey, minutely papillose.
Distribution
S1; East Africa and India
Ecology
Altitude c. 450 m.

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: India, Badami, Meebold 11257 (B, holo.; not found)
Morphology General Habit
Perennial up to 27 cm tall, slender.
Morphology Culms
Culm-base swollen, covered by black fibrous remains of old leaf sheaths. Culms 2.5–25 cm long, 0.5–1.3 mm wide, trigonous, glabrous to sometimes slightly scabrid
Morphology Leaves
Leaf blade linear, flat or inrolled, 3–13 cm long, 0.9–2 mm wide, slightly scabrid on the margin, apex acute to acuminate Leaf sheath grey to pale brown, 0.5–2.5 cm long. Leaves up to 15.5 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Involucral bracts leaf-like, spreading, sometimes slightly erect, 2–3, lowermost 2.5–15 cm long, 0.9–2.2 mm wide
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence capitate, with 15 to many spikelets in per head, ovoid to linear, 4–11 mm long, 1.1–2.5 mm wide, rachis straight.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes (pale) reddish-brown, ovate, 1.3–1.9 mm long, 0.9–1.4 mm wide, keel pale brown, 3-veined, apex acuminate, slightly recurved
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 1.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments 1.4–1.6 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers 0.3–0.7 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style usually unbranched, or with 3 branches
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet grey to reddish-brown, pearshaped, 0.5–0.8 mm long, 0.3–0.4 mm wide, minutely papillose in longitudinal rows.
Ecology
In seasonally wet habitats, often in wet sandy soil or mud; 30–1400 m
Conservation
Least Concern (LC)
Note
" C. meeboldii is closely related to C. clavinux but has smaller glumes and nutlets, and usually fewer spikelets per inflorescence.
Distribution
Flora districts: U1 K1 K4 K7 Range: Nigeria, Senegal, Gabon, Chad, Ethiopia, Somalia; India

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Slender leafy plants with slightly swollen stem-bases
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Heads about 1 cm. across, of broadly elliptical spikelets, brown when ripe
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achene turbinate
Ecology
Clayey soils at edge of temporary water.

Native to:

Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, India, Kenya, Niger, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda

Cyperus meeboldii Kük. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 18: 345 (1922)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Edwards, S., Demissew, S., & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1997). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 6: i-xxviii, 1-586. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • 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.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Berhaut, Fl. Sén. ed. 2, 375 (1967)
  • Cherm. in Arch. Bot. Caen 7, Mém. 4: 11 (1936)
  • J. Raynal in Adansonia, sér. 2, 6: 304 (1966).
  • in Fedde, Rep. 18: 345 (1922)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Edwards, S., Demissew, S., & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1997). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 6: i-xxviii, 1-586. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 4, (1995) Author: by K. A. Lye [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • E.P. 4, 20 (101): 309 (1936)
  • F.R. 18: 345 (1922)
  • Fl. Eth. 6: 462 (1997).
  • Fl. Somalia 4: 130 (1995)
  • Haines & Lye, Sedges & Rushes E. Afr.: 260, figs. 528, 529 (1983)

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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