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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Somalia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FSOM]

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

Type
N1, without precise locality, Lort Phillips s.n. (K holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Tussocky perennial with succulent cylindrical to narrow bottle-shaped stem-bases covered by membranous pale or light brown sheaths without keeled midrib
Morphology Stem
Stem 3–25 cm long and 0.3–1.5 mm thick, triangular, glabrous or minutely scabrid
Morphology Leaves
Leaves crowded near the plant base; blades 2–10 cm long and 0.5–1.5 mm wide, flat but folded when dry to appear filiform, densely scabrid on midrib and the pale narrow marginal border scabrid dentate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence of 4–15 crowded sessile spikelets forming a head 1–4 cm in diam.; involucral bracts leaf-like, 2–15 cm long, spreading or reflexed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets 5–20 x 2–3 mm, flat, 10–25-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes 3–4 mm long, acute, triangular, light to dark reddish brown without a prominent pale marginal border, with many prominent lateral nerves and with the upper part of the midrib green or straw-coloured, prominently keeled and scabrid above, excurrent into a 0.6–0.8 mm long recurved mucro
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style with 3 short branches.
Distribution
N1 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Probably in upland areas.
Note
Only known from the type-collection; very similar to C. cunduduensis

Native to:

Somalia

Cyperus pseudosomaliensis Kük. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1930 Lort Phillips [s.n.], Somalia K000321394

First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 20(101): 552 (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.

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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