African Plant Database

Kyllinga echinata S.S. Hooper
Protologue : Kew Bull. 26(3): 580 (1972)
Information on the genus : Kyllinga
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cyperus ghanechinatus Huygh (2014)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cyperus afroechinatus Lye
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tufted herb with capillary stems to 40 cm tall; leaf sheaths readily splitting into black fibres; blade capillary, 0,3-0,75 mm wide; inflorescence rounded, 0,8-1 cm wide, with long-tipped white (even when dry) spikelets; glumes strongly unequal.
Ecology : Damp sandy ground.
  Near K. alba.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:51 (2012)
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