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This variety is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa.

[FTEA]

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

Ecology
In dry grassland and wooded grassland, where recently burnt; (0–)100–2200 m
Conservation
Least Concern (LC) due to its wide distribution and common habitat
Note
This variety often occurs in areas which are recently burnt. It shows similarities with C. nduru, which has far fewer leaves and fewer spikelets per inflorescence. It is debatable whether if tisserantii is treated as a variety, C. nduru should described as a subspecific taxon as well.
Type
Type: Central African Republic, Ouaka region, near Ippy, Tisserant 1878 (P!, holo.; P!, iso.)
Morphology Culms
Culms 5.5–20 cm long, 0.6–1.3 mm wide
Morphology Leaves
Leaf blade canaliculate, 5–11 cm long, 0.6–1.2 mm wide
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Involucral bracts 2–3, lowermost 2.5–7 cm long, 0.6–1.7 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets 5–12 per head, ovoid, 7.2–13.5 mm long, 4–7.1 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes dirty white, ovate-lanceolate, 4.4–6.4 mm long, 2.5–3.8 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet ± 2.5 mm long, ± 1.8 mm wide.
Distribution
Flora districts: U1 U2 U3 U4 K3 K6 T1 T2 T3 T4 T8 Range: Senegal, Burkino Faso, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Central African Republic, Ethiopia

[FWTA]

Cyperaceae, Miss S. S. Hooper. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:2. 1972

Diagnostic
Similar to C. margaritaceus Vahl but with a longer, pseudobulbous base, narrower leaves and bracts and glumes without a distinct flattened tip
Ecology
Savanna.

Native to:

Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda

Cyperus niveus var. tisserantii (Cherm.) Lye appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2009 Haines, R.W. [4068], Uganda K001322043
Jan 1, 2009 Milne-Redhead [7909], Tanzania K001322040
Jan 1, 2009 Lind, E.M. [3107], Kenya K001322030
Jan 1, 2009 Haines, R.W. [4184], Tanzania K001322042
May 1, 2008 Richards, H.M. [10270], Tanzania K001322033
May 1, 2008 Gereau, R.E., Harder, D.K. [4940], Tanzania K001322036
May 1, 2008 Procter, J. [1052], Tanzania K001322039
May 1, 2008 Haarer, A.E. [1961], Tanzania K001322032
May 1, 2008 Hedberg, O. [813], Kenya K001322027
May 1, 2008 Robinson, E.A. [4866], Tanzania K001322031
May 1, 2008 Milne-Redhead [8396], Tanzania K001322035
May 1, 2008 Chandler [62], Uganda K001322044
May 1, 2008 Milne-Redhead, E. [8027], Tanzania K001322038
May 1, 2008 Schmidt, H.H. [1180], Tanzania K001322037
May 1, 2008 Tanner, R. [2401], Tanzania K001322034
May 1, 2008 Lye, K.A. [2330], Uganda K001322045
May 1, 2008 Williams, G.R. [174], Kenya K001322026
Milne-Redhead [8136], Tanzania K001322041
Tharold, C.A. [2753], Kenya K001322029
Bogdan, A. [3710], Kenya K001322028
Jul 1, 2003 de Koning, J. [6534], Ivory Coast Cyperus tisserantii K000743995
Feb 1, 1971 Schmitz [4266], Congo, DRC Cyperus tisserantii K001322014
Feb 1, 1971 Callens, H. [4076], Congo, DRC Cyperus tisserantii K001322011
Feb 1, 1971 Myers, J.G. [10944], Sudan Cyperus tisserantii K001322019
Feb 1, 1971 Jackson, J.K. [1314], Sudan Cyperus tisserantii K001322020
Feb 1, 1971 s.coll. [943], Congo, DRC Cyperus tisserantii K001322015
Feb 1, 1971 Poelman, L. [106], Congo, DRC Cyperus tisserantii K001322012
Feb 1, 1971 Thollon, M. [4082], Congo Cyperus tisserantii K001322013
Jan 1, 1971 Meikle, R.D. [1201], Nigeria Cyperus tisserantii K001322007
Jan 1, 1971 Morton, J.K. [8588], Ghana Cyperus tisserantii K001322002
Jan 1, 1971 Hornton, J.J. [s.n.], Nigeria Cyperus tisserantii K001322008
Jan 1, 1971 Clayton, D. [1200], Nigeria Cyperus tisserantii K001322004
Jan 1, 1971 Kershaw, K.A. [900366], Nigeria Cyperus tisserantii K001322005
Jan 1, 1971 Assi, A. [9903], Ivory Coast Cyperus tisserantii K000744000
Jan 1, 1971 Assi, A. [4767], Ivory Coast Cyperus tisserantii K000743998
Jan 1, 1971 Hall, J.B. [1080], Nigeria Cyperus tisserantii K001322006
Jan 1, 1971 Chevalier, A. [22343], Ivory Coast Cyperus tisserantii K000743999
Jan 1, 1971 Assi, A. [9805], Ivory Coast Cyperus tisserantii K000743997
Friis, I., Woldu, Z. [2403], Ethiopia Cyperus tisserantii K001322017
Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. [1958], Ivory Coast Cyperus tisserantii K000743996
Dorsey, C.H. [34], Ghana Cyperus tisserantii K001322001
Hall, J.B. [1927], Nigeria Cyperus tisserantii K001322010
Adams, C.A. [3980], Ghana Cyperus tisserantii K001322003
de Wilde, W.J.J.O. [10721], Ethiopia Cyperus tisserantii K001322016
Blum, J. [2457], Nigeria Cyperus tisserantii K001322009
Burger, W. [653], Ethiopia Cyperus tisserantii K001322018

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 3: 231 (1983)

Accepted by

  • Browning, J. & al. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 14: 1-455. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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. & 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.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • 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.
  • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Nordic Journ. Bot. 3: 231 (1983).

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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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