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Kyllinga bulbosa P. Beauv.
Protologue : Fl. Oware 1: 11, t. 8, f. 1. (1805)
Information on the genus : Kyllinga
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cyperus albiceps Ridl.
=Kyllinga albiceps (Ridl.) Rendle (1899)
=Cyperus merxmuelleri (Podlech) Lye
=Kyllinga merxmuelleri Podlech (1960)
=Cyperus richardii Steud.
=Cyperus richardii var. angustior (C.B. Clarke) Kük.
=Kyllinga macrocephala var. angustior C.B. Clarke
=Kyllinga macrocephala A. Rich. (1850)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb 5-40 cm tall, with long slender whitish stolons or rhizomes 0,5-2 mm Ø, at first covered with delicate sheaths that rotten leaving a few short fibres to mark the nodes; culms solitary, swollen at base, 5-40 cm long, 0,7-1,5 mm Ø, trigonous,
Ecology : Grassland in damp sites; roadsides; inselbergs; disturbed ground; humid soils; lake sides; maritime sand; a bad and persistent weed of lawns and open grassland, often becoming dominant; rice fields; 0-2300 m alt. – In the tea-growing area of Kenya the pla
  Also in ? Senegal, Gambia; Bioko/Fernando Poo; S Asia from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka E-wards to Indo China, China; naturalized in Malaysia, E Australia; naturalized in U.S.A, Florida.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:51 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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