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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Njombe District).

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Tanzania, Njombe District: Njombe–Songea road, Mhoro 3934 (K, holo., out on loan; DAR, iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, up to 60 cm tall, with short creeping rhizome.
Morphology Culms
Culms solitary but quite closely spaced on the rhizome, 40–60 cm long, acutely triangular, glabrous; slightly bulbous at base
Morphology Leaves
Leaf blade linear, 21–38 cm long, 3.5–4 mm wide, scabrid on margins Leaves 3–4 per culm, up to 38 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Involucral bracts leaf-like, spreading or reflexed, 3–4, lowermost 8–10.5 cm long, 3–4 mm wide
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a light brown ovoid head 10–11 × 8–10 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets ovoid, light brown, 3–3.5 × 0.8–1.1 mm, 1-flowered.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes light brown to whitish, ovate, 2.5–3 mm long, keel smooth, apex acute; 3–4-veined on each side
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens not seen
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet light brown, 1.8–2 mm long, minutely papillose.
Ecology
Thickets within miombo woodland; altitude unknown
Conservation
Data deficient (DD), as information on possible threats is needed
Note
Similar to K. peteri but differs in spike colour, spikelet size (3–3.5 not 3–5.5 mm), being 1-flowered (not 2-flowered) and with pale brown nutlets (not black); generally less robust than peteri.
Distribution
Flora districts: T7 Flora districts: Known only from the type

Native to:

Tanzania

Cyperus monoflorus Lye appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Lidia 7: 97 (2011)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

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