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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Uganda.

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Uganda, Acholi District: Lotuturi, Kertland 111 (MHU, holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Slender perennial.
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome 1 mm diameter.
Morphology Culms
Culm 8–16 cm tall, triangular, 0.2–0.5 mm in diameter, but ± 0.7 mm in diameter across the sheath, glabrous, base slightly swollen and covered in old leaf sheaths Culm(s) arising from a short erect rhizome.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-sheath glabrous, 0.8–1.2 cm long; blades 3–7, 4–15 × 0.1–0.15 cm, glabrous except for slightly scabrid midrib and margins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence bracts 2–3, the longest to 4 cm long Inflorescence a dense terminal head 2–3 mm long, 3–4 mm wide of 3–6 tightly packed whitish spikelets.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets ovoid, to 3 mm long, severalflowered.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes lanceolate, 1.8–2.4 mm long, 0.3–0.4 mm wide, apex obtuse
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth segments absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens not seen
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style trifid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet dark brown when mature and with metallic sheen, obovoid to ellipsoid, 0.7–0.9 × 0.4–0.6 mm, surface minutely papillose to tuberculate; base of style often persisting.
Ecology
No data; 1200 m
Distribution
Flora districts: U1 Flora districts: Known only from the type

Native to:

Uganda

Cyperus acholiensis Larridon appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Pl. Ecol. Evol. 144: 351 (2011)

Accepted by

  • Larridon, I., Reynders, M., Huygh, W., Bauters, K., Vrijdaghs, A., Leroux, O., Muasya, A.M., Simpson, D.A. & Goetghebeur, P. (2011). Taxonomic changes in C3 Cyperus (Cyperaceae) supported by molecular phylogenetic data, morphology, embryology, ontogeny and anatomy Plant ecology and evolution 144: 327-356.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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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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