African Plant Database


Kyllinga alba-purpurea Lye
Family : CYPERACEAE
Protologue : Nord. J. Bot. 1(6): 743 (1981 [1982])
Information on the genus : Kyllinga
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cyperus alba-purpureus (Lye) Lye (1983)
 Cyperus rukwanus Huygh (2014)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb to c. 30 cm tall; rhizome curving, 2-6 mm Ø; culms solitary per rhizome node, 25-30 cm long, 1-2 mm Ø, trigonous, glabrous; leaves to 12 cm long; sheaths (reddish) brown, the upper greenish; blades linear, flat, 8-12 cm long, c. 4 mm wide,
Ecology : Seasonally damp ground at foot of rocky outcrop; c. 2000 m alt.
  Known only from the type (Robinson 4863) collected in 1962. Related to K. alba
  Also in Zambia ?
 
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see under The International Plant Name Index
 
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Record n°38551
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