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This species is accepted, and its native range is Uganda (Kigezi District).
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: Uganda, Kigezi District: Luheya, Purseglove 3677 (KAW, holo.; K!, iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Perennial up to 55 cm tall, densely tufted, with a creeping rhizome.
Morphology Culms
Culms many, crowded, 48–51 cm long, 1.3–1.6 mm wide, trigonous to triquetrous, slightly scabrid
Morphology Leaves
Leaves up to 38 cm long. Leaf blade rather stiff, linear, flat, 18–32 cm long, 3.2–5.1 mm wide, scabrid on margins and several major veins, apex acute to acuminate Leaf sheath purple at least at the base, 3–6 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Involucral bracts leaf-like, spreading to erect, 3–5, lowermost 9–13 cm long, 2.7–3.5 mm wide
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a simple anthela, primary branches 3–6, 1–2.5 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets in digitate clusters, sessile and at the end of primary branches, 3–5 per cluster, linear-lanceolate, 5.2–13 mm long, 1.4–1.8 mm wide, rachis straight.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes green to reddish brown, ovatelanceolate, 1.7–2.4 mm long, 0.8–1 mm wide, keel green, slightly excurrent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers 1.2–1.3 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet reddish-brown, ellipsoid-obovoid, 1–1.3 mm long, 0.6–0.7 mm wide, almost smooth.
Ecology
Edge of bamboo forest; ± 2400 m
Conservation
Data needed on population size and threats to the vegetation
Note
Lye states (in Haines and Lye 1983) that besides the type locality, the other place this species is recorded from is in the Poroto Mountains in Tanzania. I have not seen any specimen from there.
Distribution
Flora districts: U2 Flora districts: Known from the type only

Doubtfully present in:

Tanzania

Native to:

Uganda

Cyperus afromontanus Lye appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Purseglove, J.W. [3677], Uganda K000321443 isotype

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 3: 225 (1983)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. & Simpson, D.A. (2007). World Checklist of Cyperaceae. Sedges: 1-765. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Haines & Lye, Sedges & Rushes E. Afr.: 158, fig. 291 (1983).
  • Nordic Journ. Bot. 3: 225 (1983)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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