African Plant Database

Cyperus rupestris Kunth
Information on the genus : Cyperus
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cyperus rupestris Kunth var. rupestris
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cyperus cognatus Kunth (1841)
Taxon infra-specific
Cyperus rupestris var. amnicola (Kunth) Kük.
Cyperus rupestris var. parvinux (C.B. Clarke) Kük.
Cyperus rupestris Kunth var. rupestris
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial densely tufted mat-forming herb, leafy; culms 5-15 cm tall, triquetrous above, thickened at base by dense persistent brown leaf-sheaths becoming fibrous (rarely in var. amnicola); leaf-blades stiff or wiry, often as long as culms, linear, ± 1 mm
Ecology : In shallow soil over rock outcrop; dried up swamp; 750-900 m alt. (300-1800 m in S. Africa).
  S. Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland; Vietnam.
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Record n°175632
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