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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Usaramo District).
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Tanzania, Uzaramo District: NE of Msua, Peter 31807 (B!, syn., K!, syn.) & Mkata River, Peter 32426 (B!, syn.)
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, tussocky, up to 16 cm tall, with swollen culm-bases covered by fibrous remains of old leaf sheaths.
Morphology Culms
Culms few, 10–15 cm long, 0.5–1 mm wide, trigonous to somewhat compressed
Morphology Leaves
Leaves up to 17.4 cm long. Leaf blade linear, flat to inrolled, 5–15 cm long, 0.3–1 mm wide, apex acuminate Leaf sheath 2.4 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Involucral bracts leaf-like, erect to spreading, 2–3, lowermost 3–6.2 cm long, 0.3–0.8 mm wide
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence capitate, 4–6 mm long, 6–8 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets 9–12 per head, ovoid, 3–6.2 mm long, 1.2–2.1 mm wide, rachis straight.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes straw-coloured to brown, 3.2–4.3 mm long, 0.9–1.2 mm wide, keel with 4–5 prominent veins on either side, apex acute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments 4.1–4.9 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers 1.6–2.2 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet blackish, obovoid, trigonous, 1.9–2.2 mm long, 1.1–1.4 mm wide, rather smooth.
Ecology
Grassland; 1200 m
Conservation
Needs information on population, status and threats
Distribution
Flora districts: Known from the type only Flora districts: T6

Native to:

Tanzania

Cyperus stramineoferrugineus Kük. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Peter, A. [31807], Tanzania K000321479 syntype

First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 20(101): 555 (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.
  • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • E.P. 4, 20 (101): 555 (1936)
  • Haines & Lye, Sedges & Rushes E. Afr.: 216, fig. 437 (1983).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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