Cyperus sphaerocephalus Vahl

First published in Enum. Pl. Obs. 2: 310 (1805)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Somalia to S. Africa. It is a perennial and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Distribution

Native to:

Angola, Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Somalia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

An alternative taxonomy had been proposed by the following authorities:

  • Govaerts, R. & Simpson, D.A. (2007). World Checklist of Cyperaceae. Sedges: 1-765. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Cyperus niveus var. flavissimus.]
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Cyperus niveus var. leucocephalus.]

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Browning, J. & al. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 14: 1-455. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola. Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Speke [s.n.], Tanzania K000362970 Yes

Sources

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Science Photographs

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