African Plant Database

Cyperus capitatus Vand.
Protologue : Fasc. Pl. 5 (1771)
Information on the genus : Cyperus
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cyperus aegyptiacus Gloxin (1785)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Scirpus kalli Forssk. (1775)
=Cyperus kalli (Forssk.) Murb. (1899)
=*Cyperus mucronatus (L.) Mabille
=Cyperus schoenoides Griseb. (1846)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Creeping, glaucous (in vivo), yellowish (dried) perennial herb; roots sand-binding; rhizomes horizontal, much elongate, with acute scales; culms 10-18 cm long, 2-4 mm Ø, erect or incurved, terete at base, subterete towards tip, thickened basally by severa
Ecology : Coastal sands; near sea-level.
  Canary Isl.; Mediterranean region; N. Africa from Morocco, Tunisia, through to Egypt; Cape Verde Isl.; Turkey, Palestine, Syria.

Bibliography for North Africa :
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  • BOULOS, L. & E. LE FLOC'H (2008). Flore de Tunisie : catalogue synonymique commenté
  • FENNANE, M., M. IBN TATTOU, J. MATHEZ, A. OUYAHYA & J. EL OUALIDI (éd.) (2014). Flore Pratique du Maroc [vol.3] Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 3: 470
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Record n°37930 modified 2007-04-24
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