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This species is accepted, and its native range is Coastal S. Somalia.

[FSOM]

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

Type
S2, 5 km SW of Mogadishu, “Gezira Costal Range”, Hansen 6038 (K holo., BR C EA M WAG iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Medium-sized somewhat tussocky perennial with a few crowded stems with swollen stem bases from a very short woody rhizome; roots without tomentum
Morphology Stem
Stems 10–30 cm long and 1–2 mm thick, terete to obtusely triangular, minutely or prominently scabrid at least on some ridges
Morphology Leaves
Leaves from the lower 1–6 cm only, c. 5–8 per stem; upper sheaths pale with distinct auricles, the lower brown, sometimes splitting up into fibres; blades 5–20 cm long and 2–3 mm wide, flat but strongly folded or inrolled when dry; margin and lower surface densely set with minute prickles or projections in numerous longitudinal rows, but without a midrib, upper surface smooth
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a dense head of crowded spikelets 2–2.5 cm in diam. or more commonly consisting of 1 dense head of spikelets with 1–7 additional stalked heads or digitate clusters of spikelets on up to 3 cm long peduncles; involucral bracts usually 3–5, up to c. 10 cm long and 2–3 mm wide, spreading or reflexed, similar to the leaf-blades
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets 7–9 x 3–5 mm, ovate with acute apex, compressed, 15–20-flowered with very densely crowded glumes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes 3–4 mm long, broadly ovate with obtuse apex, medium reddish brown with or without an irregular paler margin and apical part; midrib light brown to greenish, excurrent into a short thick mucro c. 0.3 mm long; lateral nerves slender, 3–4 on each side of the midrib
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style with 3 slender branches
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet c. 1.2 mm long and wide, rounded to squarish, flat and strongly curved with the adaxial side prominently concave and the abaxial side convex, medium reddish brown, smooth or minutely papillose.
Distribution
S2 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Sea-level to 140 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Cyperus scabricaulis Lye appears in other Kew resources:

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
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/
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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