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This species is accepted, and its native range is Iberian Peninsula Sahel to S. Africa, Mascarenes, N. India to Indo-China, SE. U.S.A. to Mexico, S. South America.
Schoenoplectiella erecta (Poir.) Lye

[FTEA]

Cyperaceae, K Hoenselaar, B. Verdcourt & H. Beentje. Hypolytrum, D Simpson. Fuirena, M Muasya. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2010

Type
Type: Mauritius, du Petit Thouars 13 (P, holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Annual.
Morphology Stem
Stems densely tufted, 5–30 cm (excluding the inflorescence bract), 0.4–0.8 mm thick, at base surrounded by old bits of sheath
Morphology Leaves
Leaves absent or less often present and up to 3 cm long. Leaf sheaths ending in a 0.6–9 mm long obtuse lobe; basal cleistogamous flowers often produced in leaf sheaths, with nutlet 1.8–3 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence an apparently lateral group of (1–)2–20 subsessile or stalked spikelets; stalks to 2 cm long; main inflorescence bract stem-like, erect, 3–12 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets grey to light reddish brown, ovoid, 3–18 × 2–3.5 mm, acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes light reddish brown with green midrib and pale margin, lanceolate, (2.5–)3–4 mm long, mucronate, glabrous or ciliate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth segments absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style 2(–3)-branched
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets almost black, broadly flattened-obovoid, 1–1.6 × 1–1.3 mm, transversely wrinkled or hardly wrinkled.

[KBu]

Xanthos, M. & Browning, J. 2015. Taxonomic re-evaluation of Schoenoplectiella lateriflora subsp. laevinux (Cyperaceae) and a new record for Schoenoplectiella erecta subsp. erecta. Kew Bulletin 70: 36. DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s12225-015-9586-5

Morphology General Habit
Annual, or short-lived tufted perennial, 5 – 30 cm (including inflorescence bract)
Morphology Leaves
Leaves absent, or less often present, basal sheaths ending in short subulate lobe; may enclose basal 3-styled female florets, developing basal nutlets ±2.2 × 1.4 mm long and wide, sometimes with 2 bristles
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3, style 2-branched
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth bristles absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Aerial nutlet; dark brown to black, lenticular, ovoid, 1.4 – 1.6 × 1.1 – 1.4 mm, smooth to faintly rugose or distinctly rugose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence pseudolateral, overtopped by lower bract, upper bract absent or present, short
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes (2.5) 3 – 4 mm long, triangular, lanceolate, glabrous, margin ciliate or not, mucronate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets clustered, subsessile or stalked; reddish-brown to cream, ovoid, 3 – 18 × 2 – 3 mm
Type
Type: Mauritius, du Petit Thouars 13 (holotype P).

Native to:

Alabama, Algeria, Argentina Northeast, Assam, Bangladesh, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Egypt, Florida, Georgia, Guinea, India, KwaZulu-Natal, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Paraguay, Portugal, Senegal, South Carolina, Spain, Tanzania, Texas, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria

Schoenoplectiella erecta (Poir.) Lye appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Story, R. [5155], Namibia Schoenoplectus erectus K000416874 Unknown type material
Pedersen, T.M. [962], Argentina Schoenoplectus erectus K000632414 isotype

First published in Lidia 6: 25 (2003)

Accepted by

  • Balkrishna, A. (2018). Flora of Morni Hills (Research & Possibilities): 1-581. Divya Yoga Mandir Trust.
  • Browning, J. & al. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 14: 1-455. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Govaerts, R. & Simpson, D.A. (2007). World Checklist of Cyperaceae. Sedges: 1-765. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.
  • Marais, W. & Araujo, A.C. (2018). Flore des Mascareignes 202: 1-99. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.

Literature

Kew Bulletin

  • (Poir.) Lye 2003: 25
  • Beentje (2010: 35).
  • Beentje 2010: 34
  • Beentje, H. J. (2010). Cyperaceae. Flora of Tropical East Africa. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Hooper, S. S. (1972). Flora of West Tropical Africa 2 nded.. Millbank, London.
  • Lye (2003: 25)
  • Lye, A. L. (1983). Studies in African Cyperaceae 27. Miscellaneous new taxa and combinations. Nordic J. Bot. 3: 241 – 244.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  • Lye, A. L. (2003). Schoenoplectiella Lye, gen. nov. (Cyperaceae). Lidia 6: 20 – 29.
  • Raynal, J. (1976). Notes Cypérologiques: 26. Le genre Schoeonoplectus II. L’ amphicarpe et la sect. Supini. Adansonia ser. 2 16: 119 – 155.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Balkrishna, A. (2018). Flora of Morni Hills (Research & Possibilities): 1-581. Divya Yoga Mandir Trust.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Browning, J. & al. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 14: 1-455. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Castroviejo, S. & al. (eds.) (2008). Flora Iberica 18: 1-420. Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC, Madrid.
  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
  • Sarmah, K.K. & Borthakur, S.K. (2009). A checklist of angiospermic plants of Manas national park in Assam, India Pleione 3: 190-200.
  • Xanthos, M. & Browning, J. (2015). Taxonomic re-evalutation of Schoenoplectiella lateriflora subsp. laevinux (Cyperaceae) and a new record for Schoenoplectiella erecta subsp. erecta Kew Bulletin 70(36): 1-5.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Lidia 6, 1: 25 (2003).

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