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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. & S. Tanzania to N. Botswana.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Zambia, 40 km ESE of Kasama, Robinson 4561 (M, holo.; BR, K, iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, fairly slender, up to 34 cm tall, stoloniferous, with small round tubers at the base of the culm.
Morphology Culms
Culms few, 20–31.5 cm long, 5–14 mm wide, trigonous to triquetrous, smooth (sometimes slightly scabrid)
Morphology Leaves
Leaf sheath reddish-brown, greenish-brown to brown, 1.5–5 cm long. Leaves up to 33 cm long. Leaf blade linear, flat, 5–30 cm long, 1.1–2.9 mm wide, glabrous to scabrid on margins, apex acute to acuminate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Involucral bracts leaf-like, erect, at least the lowermost, 2(–3), lowermost 1.5–7 cm long, 1.2–1.9 mm wide
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a simple anthela, primary branches 1–4, 0.5–3 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets in digitate clusters, sessile and at the end of primary branches, 2–11 per cluster, ovoid-lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, 5–13 mm long, 1.6–2.5 mm wide, rachis straight.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes dark reddish-brown to black, ovate-elliptic, 1.2–2.1 mm long, 1.1–1.4 mm wide, with 5–9 veins on either side of the keel, keel inconspicuous, apex rounded to slightly excurrent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments 0.8–2.1 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers 0.9–1.3 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet immature.

Native to:

Botswana, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Cyperus mwinilungensis Podlech appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mar 30, 1961 Robinson, E.A. [4561], Zambia K000362642 isotype

First published in Mitt. Bot. Staatssamml. München 4: 109 (1961)

Accepted by

  • Browning, J. & al. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 14: 1-455. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Browning, J. & al. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 14: 1-455. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Mitt. Bot. Staatssamml. München 4: 109 (1961).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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