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This variety is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa to Australia.
Cyperus nutans var. eleusinoides

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: India, East, Wallich 3346B (K!, holo.)
Ecology
Stream sides and swampy grassland; 1000–1950 m
Conservation
Least concern
Distribution
Range: Nigeria, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Mozambique; Asia and Australia Flora districts: U1 U3 K3 T1

[FWTA]

Cyperaceae, Miss S. S. Hooper. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:2. 1972

Morphology General Habit
Stout, medium-sized plant
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Sulphur-yellow sheaths and congested spikes mucronate, recurved glumes
Ecology
Damp places.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Laccadive Is., Laos, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Guinea, Niger, Northern Territory, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Queensland, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Yemen

Introduced into:

Mauritius

Cyperus nutans var. eleusinoides (Kunth) Haines appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Schimper [1021], Ethiopia K000321372 isolectotype
s.coll. [s.n.], India K000592543 Unknown type material
Thomson, T. [s.n.] K000592542 Unknown type material
Oct 1, 1977 Larsen, K. [33979], Thailand Cyperus nutans subsp. eleusinoides K000467269

First published in Bot. Bihar Orissa 5: 898 (1924)

Accepted by

  • Ananda Rao, T. & Ellis, J.L. (1995). Flora of Lakshadweep islands off the Malabar coast, peninsular India, with emphasis on phytogeographical distribution of plants Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 19: 235-250.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Edwards, S., Demissew, S., & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1997). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 6: i-xxviii, 1-586. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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.
  • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.
  • Kumar, S. (2012). Herbaceous flora of Jaunsar-Bawar (Uttarkhand), India: enumerations Phytotaxonomy 12: 33-56.
  • Mosti, S., Raffaelli, M. & Tardelli, M. (2012). Contributions to the flora of central-southern Dhofar (Sultanate of Oman) Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 67: 65-91.

Not accepted by

  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 23: 1-515. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis. [Cited as Cyperus eleusinoides.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Ananda Rao, T. & Ellis, J.L. (1995). Flora of Lakshadweep islands off the Malabar coast, peninsular India, with emphasis on phytogeographical distribution of plants Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 19: 235-250.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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.
  • Mosti, S., Raffaelli, M. & Tardelli, M. (2012). Contributions to the flora of central-southern Dhofar (Sultanate of Oman) Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 67: 65-91.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 23: 1-515. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bot. Bihar Orissa 5: 898 (1924)
  • Fl. Eth. 6: 453, fig. 212.95 (1997).
  • Haines & Lye, Sedges & Rushes E. Afr.: 198, figs. 393, 394 (1983)

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