Rhynchospora wightiana (Nees) Steud., Syn. Pl. Glumac. 2: 148 1855. (syn. Haplostylis wightianus Nees; Rhynchospora discolor Hochst. ex Steud.);
 
RIN-koh-SPOR-uh — from the Greek rhynchus (beak) and spora (seed)Dave’s Botanary
WIGHT-ee-AY-na — named for Robert Wight, Scottish surgeon and botanist in IndiaDave’s Botanary

commonly known as: Wight’s beak-sedge

Distribution: s India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Java, New Guinea 

 


 

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Yeoor Hills (part of Sanjay Gandhi National Park)- 30 AUG 09;  … amber coloured flower of grass – indiantreepix | Google Groups

 

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In Narshapur forest, AP on 18/10/08, 80 Km. from Hyderabad For Id 141108JM2 – indiantreepix | Google Groups

  

 

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Plant to ID : 24112012 : RV 3: I have found this grass growing in a small patch in the water logging area of my wadi, about 1 an 1/2 feet tall. Picture was taken on 3rd Oct,12, please help to Id it.


… could it be Rhynchospora wightiana (family: Cyperaceae) ?


I do not know how to identify a Rhynchospora. Found two species reported from India, there may be more –
  1. http://plants.jstor.org/specimen/g00191929
  2. http://plants.jstor.org/specimen/g00034304
Couldn’t find description of Rhynchospora wightiana
 

 

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Cyperaceae
Rhynchospora wightiana (Nees) Steud. 
RIN-koh-SPOR-uh — from the Greek rhynchus (beak) and spora (seed)Dave’s Botanary
WIGHT-ee-AY-na — named for Robert Wight, Scottish surgeon and botanist in IndiaDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: Wight’s beak-sedge
Distribution: s India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Java, New Guinea
References: Flowers of IndiaSahyadri DatabaseKEW 
at Yeoor Hills (part of Sanjay Gandhi National Park) on 30 AUG 09 


 

 

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which cyperaceae? : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1) – 5 MB

Location: Dahanu, Maharashtra.

Date: 11.10.17


Which cyperaceae member is this?    


It is Rhynchospora of Cyperaceae; probably R.wightiana for no detailed description (It is upto 30 cm tall, spikelets in brown heads) it is found in moist areas, rice fields etc.,

 

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