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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa to N. Botswana.
Lipocarpha abietina Goetgh.

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Burundi, Michel 2487 (BR, holo.; K (not found), MO, NY, iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Tufted perennial.
Morphology Roots
Roots to 1 mm across.
Morphology Stem
Stem 45–80 cm tall, 1.2–1.5 mm across
Morphology Leaves
Leaves to 45 cm long, 1 mm wide, often inrolled
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Involucral bracts 1–2, the largest to 4.5 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence ovoid to conical, with 4–7 spikes, 2.5–10 × 2–4.5 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelet bract red-brown with pale apex, broadly obtrullate, 1.5–2.1 × 1.3–1.6 mm, conspicuously shouldered, acuminate; prophyll and glume 1.2–1.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers 0.7–0.8 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style 0.1–0.3 mm long, with 3 branches
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet obovoid, 0.9–1.1 × 0.3–0.5 mm, rounded-trigonous in cross-section.
Ecology
Swamp; 1150–1300 m
Distribution
Range: Widespread from Senegal to Central African Republic, Chad and south to CongoKinshasa, Burundi, Angola and Botswana Flora districts: T4

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Ivory Coast, Mali, Senegal, Tanzania, Zaïre

Cyperus abietinus (Goetgh.) Bauters appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Phytotaxa 166: 18 (2014)

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

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

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

Plants and People Africa
Common Names from Plants and People Africa http://www.plantsandpeopleafrica.com/
© Plants and People Africa http://www.plantsandpeopleafrica.com http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/