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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Central Somalia.

[FSOM]

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

Type
C1, 20 km N of Hobyo on road to Jirriiban, Thulin & Dahir 6661 (K holo., UPS iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Small tussocky perennial with a very short rhizome
Morphology Stem
Stems crowded, 3–8 cm long and 0.6–0.8 mm thick, angular to almost terete, glabrous, base slightly swollen and covered by a dense layer of old leaf-sheaths
Morphology Leaves
Leaves basal; sheaths brown with a wide pale membranous margin; blades 2–6 cm long and up to 1 mm wide, flat to canaliculate but very thick and sometimes almost semiterete at base, often curved towards the apex, margin minutely scabrid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a sessile terminal cluster of 4–15 crowded spikelets with or without 1–2 additional stalked spikelet groups on up to 8 mm long peduncles; involucral bracts spreading, leaf-like, up to 2.5 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets 6–14 x c. 1.5 mm, linear, acute, 10–20-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes 2.3–2.7 mm long, ovate with obtuse or subacute apex, reddish brown with a green midrib ending in apex or shortly excurrent, with 2–4 prominent lateral nerves on each side of the midrib
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens usually 2
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style with 3 long stigmas
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet 0.8–1 x 0.4–0.5 mm (immature), brown, minutely papillose.
Distribution
C1 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude c. 70 m.

Native to:

Somalia

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

First published in Kew Bull. 49: 365 (1994)

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.
  • Väre, H. & Kukkonen, I, (2006). Typification of names in Cyperus section Arenarii (Cyperaceae) Nordic Journal of Botany 24: 279-294.

Literature

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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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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