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This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to S. Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Tanzania, Ufipa District: Ndago, Milepa-Zimba, Bullock 3625 (K!, holo.; K!, iso.)
Vegetative Multiplication Bulbs
Bulbs 5–6 mm in diameter.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes golden-brown
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet obovoid, 1.3–1.4 mm long, 0.7–1 mm wide.
Ecology
Seasonally wet grassland, lake shores, shallow soil on rocky outcrop; 1400–1800 m
Conservation
?Least Concern due to its common habitat
Distribution
Range: Not known anywhere else. Flora districts: T2 T4 T5

Native to:

Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Tanzania, Zambia

Cyperus palmatus (Lye) C.Archer & Goetgh. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bullock, A.A. [3625], Tanzania Cyperus usitatus subsp. palmatus K000321414 holotype
Bullock, A.A. [3625], Tanzania Cyperus usitatus subsp. palmatus K000321415 isotype

First published in Bothalia 41: 300 (2011)

Accepted by

  • Browning, J. & al. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 14: 1-455. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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