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This variety is accepted, and its native range is S. & E. Spain to Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

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

Type
Type: Zimbabwe, Inyanga, Niarawe stream, Swedish Exped. Afr. aust. et Rhod. austr. 1930–1931 2494 (S, holo.)
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets 4.3–8 m long, 2.5–3.5 mm wide, axis straight.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes brown to black.
Ecology
In wet habitats such as swamps, lake shores, local depressions, damp grasslands and swamp forest; 600–2300 m
Conservation
Least Concern (LC) due to its wide distribution and common habitat
Note
" Pycreus mundtii var. uniceps shows much resemblance with var. mundtii, but differs in having a smaller habit, the inflorescence often capitate or simple with short primary branches and almost black glumes. It also shows much resemblance with Pycreus sanguinolentus (Vahl) Nees, but the two differ in their growth habits: P. sanguinolentus has tufted culms, with all the leaves originating from the base, while P. mundtii var. uniceps is stoloniferous, with extensive growth, rooting at each node on the stolon and ending in an inflorescence, the leaves spread along the flowering culms.
Distribution
Flora districts: U1 U2 K4 K 6T2 T3 T4 T7 Range: Chad, Congo-Kinshasa, Ethiopia, Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Botswana

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Réunion, Senegal, Spain, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Canary Is., Cuba

Cyperus mundii var. mundii appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
May 1, 2005 Schimper [745], Ethiopia Pycreus mundii var. uniceps K000362999
Koyama, T. [13748], Brazil Pycreus decumbens K000632079 isotype

Accepted by

  • 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.
  • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the 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

  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(2): 1-94. ORSTOM, Bangui.
  • Castroviejo, S. & al. (eds.) (2008). Flora Iberica 18: 1-420. Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC, Madrid.
  • 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.
  • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.
  • Lye, K.A. & Thery, P. (2012). Flore du Gabon 44: 1-230. Muséum National D'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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/
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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