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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Tropical Africa.

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Angola, Welwitsch 6898 (LISU, holo.; BM, iso.)
Morphology Culms
Culms 50–113 cm long, 2.8–4 mm wide
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 36–53 cm long, 9–13 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes 1.9–3 mm long, 1.3–1.6 mm wide, scabrid near the apex.
Ecology
In shady forest, open woodland, in plantations and secondary vegetation, on rocky outcrops in thin soil; 450–1850 m
Conservation
Least concern (LC) due to its wide distribution
Distribution
Flora districts: T4 T5 T7 Range: Angola

Native to:

Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Cyperus sylvestris Ridl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bidgood, S. [5107], Tanzania Cyperus laxus subsp. sylvestris K000190335
Bidgood, S. [6241], Tanzania Cyperus laxus subsp. sylvestris K000468184
Bidgood, S. [5166], Tanzania Cyperus laxus subsp. sylvestris K000190394
Bidgood, S. [5240], Tanzania Cyperus laxus subsp. sylvestris K000190468
Bidgood, S. [5761], Tanzania Cyperus laxus subsp. sylvestris K000468663
Bidgood, S. [5329], Tanzania Cyperus laxus subsp. sylvestris K000190559

First published in Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 2: 134 (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 Cyperus laxus subsp. buchholzii.]
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Cyperus laxus subsp. buchholzii.]
  • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466. [Cited as Cyperus laxus subsp. sylvestris.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Browning, J. & al. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 14: 1-455. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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