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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa, Madagascar.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Similar to P. scaëttae but larger
Morphology Leaves
Grasslike leaves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
A white head of numerous spikelets
Ecology
River banks and other damp open habitats.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Cyperus smithianus Ridl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Baron, R. [635], Madagascar Pycreus fluminalis K000363051
Forsyth Major [730], Madagascar Pycreus fluminalis K000363052
Baron, R. [3640], Madagascar Pycreus fluminalis K000363050
Bates, G.L. [323], Gabon Pycreus smithianus K000363029
May 1, 2001 Pollard, B.J. [192], Cameroon Cyperus fluminalis K000050661
May 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [9181], Cameroon Cyperus fluminalis K000050663
May 1, 2001 Pollard, B.J. [130], Cameroon Cyperus fluminalis K000050662

First published in J. Bot. 22: 15 (1884)

Not 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. [Cited as Pycreus smithianus.]
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Pycreus smithianus.]
  • Velayos, M., Aedo, C., Cabezas, F., de la Estrella, M., Barberá, P. & Fero, M. (eds.) (2014). Flora de Guinea Ecuatorial 11: 1-416. Consejo superior de investigaciones científicas, Real jardín botánico, Madrid. [Cited as Pycreus smithianus.]

Literature

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.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(2): 1-94. ORSTOM, Bangui.
  • Cabezas, F., Aedo, C. & Velayos, M. (2004). Checklist of the Cyperaceae of Equatorial Guinea (Annobón, Bioko, Río Muni) Belgian Journal of Botany 137: 3-26.
  • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.

Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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