African Plant Database

Kyllinga controversa Steud.
Protologue : Syn. Pl. Glumac. [Steudel] 2(7): 70 (1854)
Information on the genus : Kyllinga
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cyperus controversus (Steud.) Mattf. & Kük.
 Cyperus alatus subsp. controversus (Steud.) Lye
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tussocky perennial herb with very short rhizome; culms many, 5-40 cm tall, 0,4-1,5 mm Ø, 3-angled, glabrous, base swollen; leaves 5-30 cm long, 2-4 mm wide, flat or incurved, midrib and margins scabrid especially above; sheaths brown to purple; infloresce
Ecology : Grassland and bushland; damp forest-meadows; 800-2200 m alt.
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see under The International Plant Name Index
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Record n°197786 created 2008-12-27
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