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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropics & Subtropics.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 5 - 950 m.; Llanura del Caribe, Orinoquia, Pacífico, Valle del Cauca, Valle del Magdalena.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba
Conservation
Preocupación Menor

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial, robust, up to 2 m high, with a thick woody creeping, scale-covered rhizome, 1–1.5 cm in diameter.
Morphology Culms
Culms spaced in a row on the horizontal rhizome, 77–153 cm long, 0.5–1 cm wide, triquetrous, sometimes ± winged, smooth to scabrid on the margins
Morphology Leaves
Leaf sheath reddish to yellowishbrown, 10–30 cm long. Leaf blade 18–85 cm long, 0.7–1.9 cm wide, linear 2 main veins next to primary vein, flat, scabrid on the veins and margins, apex acuminate Leaves few, up to 100 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Involucral bracts 2–4. Leaf-like, spreading, lowermost 15.5–67 cm long, 1–1.9 cm wide
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence simple to compound, primary branches 3–8, 2.7–12 cm long, prophylls 1.5–2.5 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets in crowded clusters on elongated axis, sessile and at the end of primary and secondary branches, 20–many per cluster, 4.5–13.5 mm long, 0.6–0.9 mm wide, linear, terete or angular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes reddish brown to golden, elliptic to obovate, 1.9–2.4 mm long, 0.7–1.3 mm wide, keel green, acute, 3–4-veined, apex (shortly) mucronate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3: filaments 2–2.6 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers 0.9–1.6 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet dark grey, narrowly ellipsoid-oblong, trigonous-triquetrous, 1.3–1.6 mm long, 0.3–0.4 mm wide, minutely papillate in longitudinal rows.

Doubtfully present in:

Nansei-shoto

Native to:

Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Assam, Bangladesh, Belize, Bolivia, Borneo, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Burkina, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Caprivi Strip, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Florida, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, India, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Maluku, Mauritania, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Guinea, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Pakistan, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Rwanda, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Taiwan, Tanzania, Texas, Thailand, Tibet, Trinidad-Tobago, Uganda, Venezuela, Vietnam, Windward Is., Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Galápagos

Cyperus digitatus Roxb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Aug 1, 2010 Cheek, M. [11781], Cameroon K000673392
Oct 1, 2009 Etuge, M. [5162], Cameroon K000673393
Dec 5, 2008 Roxburgh [s.n.], India K000592520 Unknown type material
Apr 1, 1991 Carvalho, A.M. [3168], Bahia K000188704
Oct 1, 1982 Brito, H.S. [51], Bahia K000188705
Jan 1, 1961 Kerr, A.F.G. [14339], Thailand K000434913
Nov 7, 1930 Sir A.G. and Lady Bourne [1421], India K000592519
Dec 1, 1891 Gardner, G. [s.n.], Pernambuco K000188703
Dec 1, 1891 Hooker [s.n.], India K000592522
Dec 1, 1891 Hostmann [898], Suriname K000602479
Dec 1, 1891 Hostmann [898], Suriname K000602478
Wilkin, P. [824], Thailand K000434911
Howard, A.J. [16], Thailand K000434909
Smitnand, T. [5824], Thailand K000434908
Niyomdhm, C. [1532], Thailand K000434907
Kerr, A.F.G. [3263], Thailand K000434905
Kerr, A.F.G. [3263], Thailand K000434904
illegible [203], Thailand K000434915
Marcan, A. [1830], Thailand K000434914
Vanpnuk, P. [1000], Thailand K000434921
Kerr, A.F.G. [4496], Thailand K000434920
Kerr, A.F.G. [4467], Thailand K000434919
Bidgood, S. [5176], Tanzania K000190404
Bidgood, S. [5374], Tanzania K000190604
Marcan, A. [2701], Thailand K000434912
Kerr, A.F.G. [6975], Thailand K000434918
Howard, A.J. [13], Thailand K000434906
Hoed, G.den [695], Thailand K000434917
Smitnand, T. [5412], Thailand K000434910
Put [105], Thailand K000434916

First published in Fl. Ind. 1: 209 (1820)

Accepted by

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2005). Monocotyledons and Gymnosperms of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 52: 1-415.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Boulos, L. (2005). Flora of Egypt 4: 1-617. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(2): 1-94. ORSTOM, Bangui.
  • Espejo Serna, A. & López-Ferrari, A.R. (1997). Las Monocotiledóneas Mexicanas una Sinopsis Florística 5: 1-98. Consejo Nacional de la Flora de México, México D.F.
  • 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.
  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
  • Idárraga-Piedrahita, A., Ortiz, R.D.C., Callejas Posada, R. & Merello, M. (eds.) (2011). Flora de Antioquia: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares 2: 1-939. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.
  • Masharabu, T., Bigendako, M.J., Lejoly, J., Nkengurutse, J., Noret, N., Bizuru, E. & Bogaert, J. (2010). Etude analytique de la flore et de la végétation du Parc National de la Ruvubu, Burundi International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences 4: 834-856.
  • Middleton, D.J. & al. (eds.) (2019). Flora of Singapore 7: 1-525. Singapore Botanic Gardens.
  • Walker, E.H. (1976). Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu islands: 1-1159. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C., U.S.A.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 23: 1-515. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • ColPlantA (2021). "ColPlantA. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.colplanta.org/"

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2005). Monocotyledons and Gymnosperms of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 52: 1-415.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(2): 1-94. ORSTOM, Bangui.
  • Browning, J. & al. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 14: 1-455. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Chou, S., Chhnang, P. & Kim, Y. (2016). A Checklist for the Seed Plants of Cambodia: 1-272. National Institute of Biological Resources, Korea.
  • Jaramillo Díaz, P. & Guézou, A. (2017). CDF Checklist of Galapagos Vascular Plants - FCD Lista de especies de Plantas Vasculares de Galápagos http://www.darwinfoundation.org/datazone/checklists/vascular-plants/.
  • Masharabu, T., Bigendako, M.J., Lejoly, J., Nkengurutse, J., Noret, N., Bizuru, E. & Bogaert, J. (2010). Etude analytique de la flore et de la végétation du Parc National de la Ruvubu, Burundi International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences 4: 834-856.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
  • Walker, E.H. (1976). Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu islands: 1-1159. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C., U.S.A.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 23: 1-515. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • E.P. 4, 20 (101): 55 (1936)
  • Fl. Ind. 1: 205 (1832)
  • Hort. Bengal.: 81 (1814)

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