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This species is accepted, and its native range is Coastal Central & S. Somalia.

[FSOM]

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

Type
S2, Mogadishu dunes, Senni 1273 (FT holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Fairly slender perennial with 1–5 crowded stems with small swollen stem-bases c. 5 mm thick frequently set in a horizontal row and covered by reddish brown leaf-sheaths sometimes splitting into fibres
Morphology Roots
Roots very slender and without tomentum
Morphology Stem
Stems 3–25 cm long and 0.5–1 mm thick, obtusely triangular to terete, smooth
Morphology Leaves
Leaves from the basal 1–5 cm only, usually 4–6 per stem; blades to c. 10 cm long and 1–2 mm wide, flat or with margins inrolled, very strongly and prominently scabrid (almost serrulate) on margin; upper sheaths conspicuously whitish
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a terminal cluster 1–3 cm in diam. consisting of 5–20 densely crowded spikelets, rarely with 1–2 additional clusters on up to 15 mm long peduncles; involucral bracts 2–5, spreading or reflexed, the largest 2–10 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets 5–10 x 3–5 mm, ovate with acute or subacute tip, prominently flattened, 15–30-flowered with very densely set glumes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes 3–3.5 mm long, ovate and only slightly concave, pale to reddish brown at least in patches; midrib ending at the apex in the lower glumes but excurrent into a short mucro in the upper glumes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style with 3 long branches
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet c. 1.2 mm long and wide, rounded in outline, prominently triangular in section with all 3 sides very concave, grey and minutely papillose; style base persisting as a minute reddish brown knob.
Distribution
C1; S2 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude up to c. 50 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Cyperus mogadoxensis Chiov. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Atti Reale Accad. Italia, Mem. Cl. Sci. Fis. 11: 60 (1940)

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.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

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

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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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