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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. & SW. Tanzania.

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Tanzania, Mbeya District: Pedersen 643 (K, holo., out on loan; DAR, iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, up to 17 cm tall, with short thick woody rhizome.
Morphology Culms
Culms solitary, 10–16.5 cm long, 1.5–2 mm wide, subtriangular, glabrous; with bulbous base covered by fibrous remains of leaf sheaths
Morphology Leaves
Leaf blade linear, flat, 8–11 cm long, 3–4 mm wide, apex obtuse Leaf sheath light green, to 5 cm long. Leaves 6–8 per culm, up to 11 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Involucral bracts spreading or reflexed, 2–3, lowermost 3–4 cm long, 2–3 mm wide
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence whitish to sulphur yellow, with 1–3 spikes, 10–14 × 9–14 mm, the laterals smaller than the central one.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets many and densely set, lanceolate, 3–4 × 1–1.2 mm, 1-flowered.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes greenish white, ovate, keel not winged, apex mucronate, glabrous; 2–3-veined on each side
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2–3
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet not described in protologue.
Ecology
Grassland on sandy soil, garden lawn; 1050–1600 m
Conservation
Data deficient (DD), as information on possible threats is needed
Note
Related to K. bulbosa but lacks stolons, obtuse leaves, and has asymmetric spikes and 1flowered spikelets
Distribution
Range: Not known elsewhere Flora districts: T4 T7

Native to:

Tanzania

Cyperus pseudobulbosus (Mtot.) 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.

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