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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
S1, “Baidoa”, Vatova 46 (FT holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Tall fairly robust perennial with a short rhizome producing many crowded stems
Morphology Stem
Stems 50–80 cm long and 2–3 mm thick, triangular at least below the inflorescence, glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves many; the sheaths grey to straw-coloured or (the lowermost) brownish; the two uppermost usually developing 5–20 cm long and 2–4 mm wide fairly thick blades
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence lax, 3–9 cm in diam., consisting of 1–several sessile or subsessile clusters of spikelets subtended by new groups of sessile and stalked digitately arranged clusters of spikelets on up to 4 cm long major branches (rays); involucral bracts leafy, spreading and up to 20 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets 4–12 x 2–3 mm, linear-lanceolate, prominently compressed, variegated grey and reddish brown, 15–25-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes 1.5–2 mm long, ovate, light to dark reddish brown with a prominent wide uncoloured margin and a wide green or straw-coloured midrib ending the acute apex or slightly excurrent; the surface cells of the glumes rectangular and prominent (except where strongly coloured)
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2–3
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style with 3 long stigmas
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet 0.5–0.6 x 0.3 mm, obovate-triangular, light greyish, minutely papillose.
Distribution
S1 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude c. 200 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Cyperus altomicroglumis Lye appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 65: 249 (1997)

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