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This species is accepted, and its native range is Cape Prov. to KwaZulu-Natal.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal

Cyperus pulcher Thunb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Aug 1, 1892 Drege [s.n.], South Africa K000362804
Aug 1, 1892 Drege [s.n.], South Africa K000362706
Buchanan, J. [79], South Africa Cyperus ingratus K000362705

First published in Prodr. Pl. Cap.: 18 (1794)

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.

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/
© 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