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This variety is accepted, and its native range is W. & SW. Tanzania.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Tanzania, Tabora, Stuhlmann 520 (B, holo.; K!, iso.)
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets 4.5–5 mm long, 2.2–4 mm wide, axis somewhat curved, the cluster seemingly twisted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes loosely arranged on the axis. Glumes yellow to (pale) brown.
Ecology
Swamps; 600–1700 m
Conservation
Only known from four locations, but needs information on habitat status.
Note
Easily be recognized by its (pale) brown spikelets, with loosely arranged glumes on a sometimes slighty curved axis.
Distribution
Flora districts: T4 T7 Range: Not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Cyperus mundii var. densispiculosus Kük. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
May 1, 2005 Stuhlmann [520], Tanzania Pycreus mundii var. densispiculosus K000362998

First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 20(101): 381 (1936)

Not 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. [Cited as Pycreus mundii.]
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Pycreus mundii.]
  • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466. [Cited as Pycreus mundii var. densispiculosus.]

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