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Herbarium specimen. Copyright DERM

Cyperus paniceus

Family

Cyperaceae

Botanical Name

Cyperus paniceus (Rottb.) Boeck.

Boeckeler, J.O. (1870) Linnaea 36: 381. Type: ?.

Synonyms

Cyperus umbellatus var. panicea Rottb., Descriptionum et Iconum Rariores 15: t. 4, f. 1(1773), Type: ?.

Stem

Perennial sedge with very slender stolons covered in reddish brown striated sheaths. Stems very slender, 5-30 cm tall, ca. 0.5 mm diam.

Leaves

Leaves narrow, 1-2 mm wide with triquetrous apex.

Flowers

Inflorescence simple; spikes sessile to subsessile, shortly cylindrical, 8-10 x 4-6 mm. Spikelets finely horizontally spreading, lanceolate, slightly curved, 2.5-3 x ca. 0.5 mm; glumes 4, lanceolate-ovate, acute, obscurely nerved; style long, reflexed.

Fruit

Nut trigonous, oblong to ovate, 1.3-1.5 mm long, glossy.

Seedlings

Features not available.

Distribution and Ecology

Occurs in NT and NEQ. Altitudinal range from 390-580 m. Grows in rainforest, Eucalypt forest and deciduous vine thicket. Also occurs in India and Pakistan.

NT

X

NEQ

X

Grass

X

RFK Code

4203