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

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Densely tufted perennial with the base surrounded by strong fibres from old leaf-bases
Morphology Stem
Stems 15–40 cm long and c. 1 mm thick, deeply ridged, glabrous or with a few scattered hairs below the inflorescence
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 10–25 cm long and 1–3 mm broad, flat or inrolled, sometimes with minute dark dots; margin and midrib with short spine-like teeth especially above
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a single 10–20 cm long and 6–10 mm wide golden brown spike of numerous sessile 2-flowered spikelets; involucral bracts 3–4, leafy, up to 12 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets 3.5–4 mm long, with 2 bisexual flowers or the upper male
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes golden brown, but the long-acuminate midrib frequently greenish above; keel conspicuously winged with coarse teeth each bearing 1–2 cilia
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet c. 1 x 0.6 mm; style including its 2 branches 2 mm long.
Distribution
S3 tropical and southern Africa.
Ecology
Low altitude.

Native to:

Ethiopia, Somalia, Uganda

Cyperus aureoalatus Lye appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Lidia 3: 171 (1995)

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.

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