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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, 10 km from “Uarsciek” towards “Itala”, 2°18’N, 45°52’E, Moggi & Bavazzano 344 (FT holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Very tussocky perennial with numerous closely set c. 2 cm long and 5 mm wide narrow ovate pseudobulbs formed by crowded succulent leaf-sheaths
Morphology Stem
Stems to c. 10 cm long and 0.5–1.5 mm thick, distinctly triangular with prominently and irregularly scabrid angles or almost terete
Morphology Leaves
Leaves from the basal 2–2.5 cm only; blades to c. 5 cm long and 0.5–1.5 mm wide, very thick, flat or canaliculate, with distinct uncoloured denticulate marginal borders; upper part of sheaths whitish, the lower parts often darker and succulent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence of 4–10 crowded sessile spikelets forming a head 1.5–2.5 cm in diam.; involucral bracts usually to c. 1 cm long only, spreading or reflexed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets 7–12 x 3–4.5 mm, lanceolate, prominently compressed, 10–20-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes 3–3.5 mm long, ovate, acute, medium to dark reddish brown with c. 6 slender pale nerves on each side of the green or straw-coloured midrib that is excurrent in a very short (0.2 mm) straight or slightly recurved mucro
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style 3-branched
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet c. 0.7 x 0.5 mm, obovate, prominently triangular, dark reddish brown to almost black, minutely papillose.
Distribution
S2 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Below 150 m.
Note
This is somewhat similar to C. cunduduensis and C. obbiadensis, but has more densely set pseudobulbs and a very much smaller nutlet.

Native to:

Somalia

Cyperus baobab Lye appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 16: 371 (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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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