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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. 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
N2, between “Bihen” and “Las Anod”, Glover & Gilliland 149 (K holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Small slender perennial with a short woody rhizome with crowded bulbs producing many leafy shoots and few fertile shoots
Vegetative Multiplication Bulbs
Bulbs 3–5 x 2–3 mm, shortly oval to almost globose (previous years' bulbs may appear cylindrical), consisting of a woody base (and sometimes basal stem) surrounded by numerous pale glabrous leaf-sheaths with prominent blackish nerves; c. five of the sheaths with a leaf-blade
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades to 6 cm long and 0.5–1 mm wide, flat but often inrolled, rather thick and without prominent nerves, glabrous or minutely scabrid on margin
Morphology Stem
Stems 5–10 cm long and 0.2–0.4 mm thick, obtusely angular, glabrous, with blades from the lower 1 cm only
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a small anthela consisting of 1–2 sessile spikelets (in depauperate specimens) or an up to 1 cm wide digitate cluster of 3–6 spikelets with or without an additional stalked spikelet or digitate cluster of 2–3 spikelets; peduncle to 8 mm long with a tubular basal prophyll to 3 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets 3–8 x 1.5–2 mm, linear-lanceolate with acute apex, with 7–15 rather distantly placed flowers
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes 1.5–1.8 mm long, ovate, medium to dark reddish brown with usually indistinct paler margin and 3–4 slender paler nerves on each side of the greenish midrib which ends in the acute apex or is very slightly excurrent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style 1.5–2 mm long, medium reddish brown with 3 c. 1 mm long branches
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet triangular, immature.
Distribution
N2 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range c. 600 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Cyperus densibulbosus Lye appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
May 10, 1995 Glover, P.E. [149], Somalia K000321404 holotype

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 16: 369 (1996)

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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