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Herbarium specimen. Copyright DERM
Cyperus zollingeri Steud.
Steudel, E.G. von (1854) Synopsis Plantarum Glumacearum 2(7): 17. Type: Hrbr. Zollinger nr. 2689 Java.
Annual, stems up to 40 cm tall, trigonous to triquetrous with thin fibrous roots.
Inflorescence simple, loose, peduncle with a spike of spikelets, rays 1-3; involucral bracts erect to almost patent and greatly exceeding the inflorescence, rachilla broadly winged; spikelets pale brown, slightly compressed, linear, 16-60 mm, axis broadly winged; glume 8-nerved and with a green keel, 2.7-3.5 mm long.
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Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in WA, NT, CYP and NEQ. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 580 m. Grows in low forest, monsoon forest, deciduous notophyll vine thicket and moist places in various types of woodland. Also from Africa, Madagascar, Asia to New Guinea.