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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to South Sudan.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Slender annual, variable in size
Morphology Leaves
Few, narrow leaves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
An erect bract
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
1–3 digitate clusters of acute, terete spikelets with broad-keeled glumes on a wide rhachilla, curved at maturity
Ecology
Marshes and beside pools on rock outcrops.

Native to:

Benin, Burkina, Central African Repu, Chad, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo

Cyperus podocarpus Boeckeler appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1966 Jaeger, P. [75], Mali K000391887
Jan 1, 1966 Demange [31], Mali K000391888
Jan 1, 1966 Jaeger, P. [6], Mali K000391889
Jan 1, 1966 Jaeger, P. [11], Mali K000391885
Jan 1, 1966 Jaeger, P. [51], Mali K000391884
Jan 1, 1966 Jaeger, P. [14], Mali K000391886
Jul 1, 1892 Schweinfurth [2005], Sudan K000321369 Unknown type material
Waterlot [1], Mali K000391891
Chevalier, A.J.B. [24720], Burkina Faso K000391892
Sihronen, J. [46], Burkina Faso K000391893
Waterlot, E.G. [1543], Mali K000391890

First published in Flora 62: 551 (1879)

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 2: 360-550. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • 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.
  • 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 West Tropical Africa

  • Berhaut, Fl. Sén. ed. 2, 377, 381 (1967).
  • C.B. Cl., Illustr. Cyper. t.10 (1909)
  • F.T.A. 8: 333
  • Kük. in Engl., Pflanzenr. Cyper. 162 (1936)
  • in Flora 62: 551(1879)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 2: 360-550. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • 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.

Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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