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This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Kenya to S. Africa, W. Madagascar.

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Madagascar, Stampika, Perrier de la Bâthie 2423b (P, holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Annual 5–25 cm tall, with few basal leaves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences laxly branched to 2 orders, roughly funnel-shaped with 5–many spikes; rays up to 3 cm long. Spikes dark reddish brown, round to ovoid, 1–4 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts many, densely spirally arranged, 0.6 mm long, each with a reduced lateral spikelet with prophylls 0.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glume 1 mm long and rachilla 1.1 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2, lateral
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary with 3 style branches
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets reddish brown, narrowly ellipsoid, slightly curved, ± 1 mm long, densely minutely papillose
Figures
Fig. 40, p264
Ecology
In and near ricefields; 0–30 m
Distribution
Range: Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa; Madagascar Flora districts: K7 T6

Native to:

Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Tanzania

Cyperus subparadoxus Kük. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 20(101): 525 (1936)

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 Alinula paradoxa.]
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Alinula paradoxa.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Browning, J. & al. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 14: 1-455. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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