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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to Zambia.

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Tanzania, Mbulu District: Mangati, Peter 43922b (B!, holo. & iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Slender annual 3–15 cm tall
Morphology Leaves
Leaves few, basal, usually shorter than the culm, flat, ± glabrous; the sheaths reddish brown or purple
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Involucral bracts 2–3, spreading or deflexed, the longest to 2.5 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence congested, 3–8 mm wide, of 2–6 sessile dark red-brown spikes, rarely with a single pedicelled spike. Spikes ovoid, 2–5 mm long with many densely arranged bracts 0.8 mm long, each bearing a reduced lateral spikelet with a small prophyll 0.9 mm long and a glume 1.7–2 mm long with 3–4 distinct veins on each side of the excurrent green midrib
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style 3-fid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets brownish, narrowly ellipsoid, triangular, 1.1–1.2 × 0.4 mm, almost smooth, enclosed at base in a white slightly lobed cup-like scale.
Ecology
Wet rock crevices, seasonally wet grassland, temporary rocky marshes; 1500–2100 m
Note
Goetghebeur & Vorster mention Richards 15131 from Tanzania, but her field note book gives the locality as Sansia Falls on Kalambo road, which is in N Zambia. They also cite Haines 4607 under Uganda but Haines & Lye state ‘drawn from Haines 4607 (Molo, near Eldoret, Kenya)’. It is actually not clear exactly where it was collected since Molo is in Nakuru District, and Eldoret is in Uasin Gishu District.
Distribution
Range: Congo-Kinshasa, Ethiopia, Zambia Flora districts: U3 K3 T2 T4

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Cyperus lipocarphioides (Kük.) Lye appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 3: 230 (1983)

Not 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. [Cited as Alinula lipocarphioides.]
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Alinula lipocarphioides.]
  • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466. [Cited as Alinula lipocarphioides.]

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
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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