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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania, Comoros, Madagascar.

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial, stout, up to 150 cm tall, with rhizomes.
Morphology Culms
Culms tussocky, 90–120 cm long, 5–6 mm wide, glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 6–12 mm wide, margins smooth, apex acuminate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Involucral bracts leaf-like
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Spikes at the end of primary and secondary branches, 6–10 mm in diameter, consisting of 2–4 crowded (sub-)sessile spikelets 5–6 mm long, with at least the lower glumes distichously arranged, 6–12-flowered Inflorescence a relatively large panicle, 25–50 cm long, made up by 5–8 fasicles, each with 2–4 primary branches up to 7 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes with short hairy margin
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3: the connective of the anthers ending in a long prominent point
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style with 3 long branches
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet ovoid, rounded in section, strongly scabrid near the apex; the stylebase persistent as an acute beak
Figures
Fig. 56, p370

Native to:

Comoros, Madagascar, Tanzania

Machaerina flexuosa (Boeckeler) J.Kern appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Acta Bot. Neerl. 8: 266 (1959)

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. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. 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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Barthelat, F. (2019). La flore illustrée de Mayotte: 1-687. Biotope éditions.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Acta Bot. Neerl. 7: 266 (1959)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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