Kyllinga melanosperma Nees

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Kyllinga melanosperma

Photo: Sune Holt
Namaacha, Maputo Province, Mozambique

Kyllinga melanosperma

Photo: Sune Holt
Namaacha, Maputo Province, Mozambique

Kyllinga melanosperma

Photo: Sune Holt
Namaacha, Maputo Province, Mozambique

Kyllinga melanosperma

Photo: Sune Holt
Namaacha, Maputo Province, Mozambique

Kyllinga melanosperma

Photo: Sune Holt
Namaacha, Maputo Province, Mozambique

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Synonyms: Cyperus melanospermus (Nees) J.V. Suringar
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Perennial with creeping branched rhizome. Culms are solitary from each node between 12–100 cm long and 1.5–3 mm wide. Leaves few per culm, or one the from uppermost sheath, leaf sheath reddish or purple between 1.5–17 cm long, leaf blade linear and flat 2–12 cm long and 3–4 mm wide, scabrid on margins and midrib, apex acute. Inflorescence green to golden yellow globose to ovoid, head of a single spike 7–12 × 6–10 mm with many sessile spikelets. Glumes green to golden, ovate, 2.6–4 mm long, keel green.
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Derivation of specific name: melanosperma: with black seeds
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Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Literature:

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 120.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Kyllinga melanosperma
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Kyllinga melanosperma
Tropicos: Kyllinga melanosperma
West African Plants database: Kyllinga melanosperma


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Kyllinga melanosperma.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=110600, retrieved 28 July 2016

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