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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
C2, 17 km E of Waajid (Uegit) on road to Oddur, 3°51’N & 43°23’E, Gillett & Hemming 24356 (K holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Densely tussocky perennial with a short woody rhizome with many stem bases densely covered by numerous old leaf-sheaths splitting up into dense “socks” of brownish fibres; roots many, greyish, up to 0.5 mm in diam.
Morphology Stem
Stems 5–15 cm long and 0.5–0.8 mm thick, angular to terete, glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 5–8 from within the fibrous “socks”, and usually 1 from the lower part of the stem with light reddish brown, membranous sheath; blades to c. 10 cm long and 1–2 mm wide, flat, densely short-hairy on margin and midrib; lower surface with a slightly keeled midrib, the upper with a slightly sunken central part and several ± distinct lateral nerves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a terminal hemispheric head 5–10 mm in diam. consisting of numerous crowded sessile spikes; involucral bracts to 5 cm long and 2 mm wide, spreading or reflexed, leaf-like and densely short-hairy on margin and midrib
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets 3–4 x 1–2 mm, ovate, brownish (at least as dry), 1–2(–3)-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes 3–4 mm long, ovate, as dry cinnamon-tinged but perhaps white when fresh; midrib distinct near the apex only, slightly excurrent into a 0.1–0.2 mm long straight or recurved mucro of the same colour as the glume or slightly paler; lateral nerves very indistinct
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens usually 3
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style with 2 branches
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet c. 1 x 0.5 mm, elliptic, lenticular, reddish-brown, minutely papillose.
Distribution
C1, 2 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 150–415 m.

Native to:

Ethiopia, Somalia

Cyperus brunneofibrosus Lye appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
May 10, 1995 Gillett, J.B. [24356], Somalia K000321403 holotype

First published in Candollea 51: 423 (1996)

Accepted by

  • Edwards, S., Demissew, S., & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1997). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 6: i-xxviii, 1-586. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • 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. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Edwards, S., Demissew, S., & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1997). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 6: i-xxviii, 1-586. 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 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