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This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Kenya.

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Kenya, Teita District: Mbuyuni, Scott Elliot 6233 (K, holo., out on loan; B!, iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Perennial.
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome oblique, short, stout, covered by torn sheaths.
Morphology Culms
Culms 2.5–6.5 cm long, not bulbous at base
Morphology Leaves
Leaves to 15 cm long, 3 mm wide
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Involucral bracts 3, spreading. Leaf-like, the lower 6.5 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence of a single cylindrical yellow spike, 12+ mm long, 5 mm wide, dense.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets lanceolate, 2.5 mm long, each perfecting 1 nutlet.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes golden yellow, acuminate, with wingless keel, smooth, excurrent in a longish mucro, 3–4-veined on each side
Ecology
No data
Conservation
Data deficient (DD) – possibly extinct but needs looking for
Note
Glume smooth [though Haines & Lye say frequently spiny-ciliate!].
Distribution
Flora districts: K7 Flora districts: Known only from the type

Native to:

Kenya

Cyperus scott-elliotii Govaerts appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Skvortsovia 4(3): 90 (2018)

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