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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Ethiopia to Central Somalia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Type
C1, 6 km W of Saddex Higle, Beckett 217 (K holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Slender perennial with swollen stem-bases covered by fibrous remains of old sheaths
Morphology Stem
Stems 2–15 cm long and 0.2–0.5 mm thick, terete to triangular, glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades to 10 cm long and 0.4–0.6 mm wide, flat or channelled, scabrid on margin
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a congested dense anthela with up to 30 spikelets, 4–10 mm in diam.; involucral bracts 3–4, spreading or reflexed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets 2–6 x c. 1 mm, linear-elliptic, 18–25-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes 0.7–1 x 0.4–0.5 mm, ovate, whitish to light brown, indistinctly nerved; midrib excurrent into a short thickened mucro
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamen 1
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style 3-branched
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet obovate to subglobose, 0.3–0.4 x 0.2–0.4 mm, obscurely trigonous, dark greyish brown, minutely papillose.
Distribution
C1; E Ethiopia
Ecology
Altitude range 160–315 m.

Native to:

Ethiopia, Somalia

Cyperus microglumis D.A.Simpson appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Beckett, J.J. [217], Somalia K000321382 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 45: 492 (1990)

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.
  • Hedberg, I., Friis, I. & Persson, E. (2009). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 1: 1-305. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Larridon, I., Reynders, M., Huygh, W., Bauters, K., Vrijdaghs, A., Leroux, O., Muasya, A.M., Simpson, D.A. & Goetghebeur, P. (2011). Taxonomic changes in C3 Cyperus (Cyperaceae) supported by molecular phylogenetic data, morphology, embryology, ontogeny and anatomy Plant ecology and evolution 144: 327-356.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Hedberg, I., Friis, I. & Persson, E. (2009). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 1: 1-305. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 4, (1995) Author: by K. A. Lye [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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