Two New Species of Cyperus (Cyperaceae) from the Zambezian Region of Africa

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2010
Authors:BAUTERS, KENNETH, REYNDERS, MARC, LARRIDON, ISABEL, HUYGH, WIM, GOETGHEBEUR, PAUL
Journal:Novon: A Journal for Botanical Nomenclature
Volume:20
Issue:2
Date Published:2010
ISBN Number:1055-3177
Keywords:Cyperaceae, Cyperus
Abstract:

Abstract Cyperus absconditicoronatus Bauters, Reynders & Goetgh. and C. unispicatus Bauters, Reynders & Goetgh., two new species of Cyperus L. (Cyperaceae) from Angola and Zambia, are recognized. Cyperus absconditicoronatus is a tall species (55?100 cm) characterized by a scaled rhizome, a single terminal capitulum, a ciliated spikelet bract, and deciduous spikelets. Cyperus unispicatus can be recognized by a swollen and fibrous stem base growing from slender rhizomes, a single terminal spike, and short involucral bracts. The taxa are described and illustrated, and differences with the closest resembling species are discussed.Abstract Cyperus absconditicoronatus Bauters, Reynders & Goetgh. and C. unispicatus Bauters, Reynders & Goetgh., two new species of Cyperus L. (Cyperaceae) from Angola and Zambia, are recognized. Cyperus absconditicoronatus is a tall species (55?100 cm) characterized by a scaled rhizome, a single terminal capitulum, a ciliated spikelet bract, and deciduous spikelets. Cyperus unispicatus can be recognized by a swollen and fibrous stem base growing from slender rhizomes, a single terminal spike, and short involucral bracts. The taxa are described and illustrated, and differences with the closest resembling species are discussed.

URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.3417/2008078
Short Title:Novon: A Journal for Botanical Nomenclature
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