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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Tropical 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: Kenya, Mt Kenya, Coles Mill & Forest station, Fries & Fries 1074 (UPS, syn.) & 367 (B!, UPS, syn.); Tanzania, Mt Kilimanjaro, between the lakes, 1400 m, Uhlig 696 (B, syn.)
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a dark golden brown to blackish small globose or ovoid head 6–10 × 6–8 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes dark golden brown to grey-green or blackish, ovate, 2–3.7 mm long
Ecology
Montane grassland, forest clearing, streamsides and seasonally swampy sites; (1600–)1900–2900 m
Conservation
Several collections from protected areas; least concern (LC)
Note
I have made this into a variety, as the differences with the other taxa within brevifolia are based on a single character, and the distribution areas overlap.
Distribution
Flora districts: K3 K5 K6 T2 T3 T7 Range: Not known elsewhere

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania

Cyperus nigriceps Huygh appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Fries, R.E. [367], Kenya Kyllinga erecta var. lurida K000416311
Fries, R.E. [1074], Kenya Kyllinga erecta var. lurida K000416312

First published in Phytotaxa 166: 40 (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.

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