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This species is accepted, and its native range is 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”, Moggi & Bavazzano 377 (FT holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Small tussocky perennial with swollen stem-bases forming a ± regular row (indistinct rhizome) with only the 1–2 youngest carrying a stem; roots with prominent tomentum
Morphology Stem
Stems 5–15 cm long and 0.7–1 mm thick, obscurely angular to somewhat compressed, usually scabrid at least on some ridges
Morphology Leaves
Leaves many, mostly basal and 2.5 cm up the stems only; sheath reddish brown to almost black but with pale membranous margins and c. 7 prominent nerves that gradually split up into fibres; blades 3–10 cm long and 1–1.5 mm wide, flat but very thick and with prominent teeth along margins, often curved at apex; upper surface without nerves but with prominent rectangular cells; lower surface with indistinct nerves but without a prominent midrib
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a dense terminal irregular cluster of spikelets to c. 1 cm in diam., consisting of 5–15 crowded sessile spikelets; involucral bracts 2–3, spreading or reflexed, leaf-like and to c. 2 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets 4–6 x c. 2 mm, ovate-lanceolate with acute apex, hardly compressed with irregularly distichous glumes, 5–9-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes 3–4 mm long, elliptic-ovate, medium reddish brown with an indistinct often incurved pale margin and 5–6 slender nerves on each side of the obscure only slightly keeled midrib ending in the obtuse apex or slightly excurrent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style with 3 long branches
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet 1.4–1.5 x 1.1–1.2 mm, greyish brown to black, elliptic and prominently triangular with 1 concave and 2 flat sides; surface smooth or minutely papillose.
Distribution
S2 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude below 150 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Cyperus somalidunensis Lye appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 16: 374 (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