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

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Tanzania, between the coast and Uyui, Taylor s.n. (BM, holo.; Aluka!)
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, 30–80 cm tall, with a short rhizome and sometimes with underground stolons.
Morphology Culms
Culms crowded and 30–50 cm long, 0.3–1 mm wide, trigonous, glabrous. Culm base slightly to considerably swollen
Morphology Leaves
Leaves with sheath reddish-brown, rather fleshy. Leaf blade linear, flat, 30–50 cm long, 3–6 mm wide, scabrid on margins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Involucral bracts leaf-like, hanging, 5–8, lowermost at least 10 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a simple anthela, primary branches 5–12, 0.5–4(–12) cm long. Spikes 15–20 × 8–10 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets sessile and at the end of primary branches, linear-lanceolate, 3–5, 1–1.5 mm wide, 2–6-flowered; rachilla narrowly winged.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes reddish-brown, ovate or lanceolate, 3–3.5 mm long, apex acute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers linear
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet ellipsoid, ‘50–75 of glume length’ (protologue), apiculate.
Ecology
Rocky sites, dry Acacia-Commpihora bushland; 350–1800 m
Conservation
Least Concern (LC) due to its habitat and altitude range.
Note
C. oblongoincrassatus var. groteanus has spikes 50–60 × 12–14 mm; spikelets 7 × 2 mm; and up to 12 primary branches up to 12 cm long; its synonymy is provisory (HB).
Distribution
Range: Not known elsewhere Flora districts: K4 K7 T3 T 4/ T 5/ T 6?

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania

Cyperus oblongoincrassatus Kük. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 20(101): 550 (1936)

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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • E.P. 4, 20 (101): 550 (1936), nomen novum for Mariscus taylorii
  • Haines & Lye, Sedges & Rushes E. Afr.: 214, fig. 430 (1983).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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