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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Old World to N. Australia.
Cyperus pumilus Linn., watercolour on paper

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Weak annual 5–40 cm. high
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Linear yellow-brown spikelets
Ecology
Wet places, often on cultivated or otherwise disturbed sandy soil.

Native to:

Aldabra, Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Borneo, Botswana, Burkina, Cambodia, Central African Repu, Chad, China Southeast, Comoros, Congo, East Himalaya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Hainan, India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laccadive Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Maluku, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Pakistan, Philippines, Queensland, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Socotra, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Florida, French Guiana, Georgia, Trinidad-Tobago, Wake I., Windward Is.

Cyperus pumilus L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jun 1, 1994 Chantaranothai, P. [905], Thailand Pycreus pumilus K000595131
Jan 1, 1978 Larsen, K. [32136], Thailand Pycreus pumilus K000595127
Jan 1, 1961 Howard, A.J. [23], Thailand Pycreus pumilus K000595123
Jan 1, 1961 Kerr, A.F.G. [8111], Thailand Pycreus pumilus K000595122
Nov 21, 1929 Rottler, P.G. [s.n.], India Pycreus pumilus K000592579 Unknown type material
Nov 21, 1929 Koenig, J.G, [s.n.], Tamil Nadu Pycreus pumilus K000881561 Unknown type material
Cuming, H. [559], Philippines Pycreus pumilus K000290923 Unknown type material
Loher, A. [721], Philippines Pycreus pumilus K000290924
Elmer, A.D.E. [5725], Philippines Pycreus pumilus K000290925
Kerr, A.F.G. [862], Thailand Pycreus pumilus K000595124
Smitinand, T. [4538], Thailand Pycreus pumilus K000595130
Chantaranothai, P. [1580], Thailand Pycreus pumilus K000595132
Wallich, N. [3312], Myanmar Pycreus pumilus K000881562
Kerr, A.F.G. [2974], Thailand Pycreus pumilus K000595125
Niyomdham, C. [1656], Thailand Pycreus pumilus K000595126
Wight, R. [s.n.] Pycreus pumilus K000881563
Simpson, D. [1689], Thailand Pycreus pumilus K000595136
Chantaranothai, P. [1621], Thailand Pycreus pumilus K000595134
Noe, N. [136], Thailand Pycreus pumilus K000595128
Burkill, H.M. [HMB.1230A], Thailand Pycreus pumilus K000595129
Hosseus., C.C. [104], Thailand Pycreus pumilus K000595121
Hamilton, F. [3312] Pycreus pumilus K000592581
Chantaranothai, P. [90/2], Thailand Pycreus pumilus K000595135
Chantaranothai, P. [1609], Thailand Pycreus pumilus K000595133

First published in Cent. Pl. II: 6 (1756)

Accepted by

  • Middleton, D.J. & al. (eds.) (2019). Flora of Singapore 7: 1-525. Singapore Botanic Gardens.
  • Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State inventory and identification guide Strelitzia 38: 1-1236. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

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

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.
  • Ananda Rao, T. & Ellis, J.L. (1995). Flora of Lakshadweep islands off the Malabar coast, peninsular India, with emphasis on phytogeographical distribution of plants Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 19: 235-250.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(2): 1-94. ORSTOM, Bangui.
  • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Edwards, S., Demissew, S., & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1997). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 6: i-xxviii, 1-586. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Jones, M. (1991). A checklist of Gambian plants: 1-33. Michael Jones, The Gambia College.
  • Lye, K.A. & Thery, P. (2012). Flore du Gabon 44: 1-230. Muséum National D'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
  • Pandey, R.P. & Dilwakar, P.G. (2008). An integrated check-list flora of Andaman and Nicobar islands, India Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 32: 403-500.
  • Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State inventory and identification guide Strelitzia 38: 1-1236. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 23: 1-515. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

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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