Queenslandiella hyalina (Vahl) Ballard, Hooker’s Icon. Pl. 33: t. 3208 1933. (syn: Cyperus hyalinus Vahl; Cyperus hyalinus var. substerilis (E.G.Camus) Kük.; Cyperus suaveolens Boivin ex Cherm. [Invalid]; Kyllinga hyalina (Vahl) T.Koyama; Mariscopsis hyalina (Vahl) F. Ballard; Mariscopsis hyalinus (Vahl) Ballard; Mariscopsis suaveolens Cherm.; Pycreus hyalinus (Vahl) Domin; Pycreus pumilus var. substerilis E.G.Camus; Queenslandiella mira Domin);
Erect tufted non rhizomatous annuals, 5-15 cm tall; stem triquetrous, smooth. Leaves basal, many, longer than the stem, linear, gradually acuminate, 2-3 mm wide, scabrid on margins towards the apex; sheaths 1-3 cm, membranous, brown. Inflorescence simple, open, loose, 4 x 2 cm, branches spicate; bracts 5, longer than the inflorescence. Spikelets 4-6 x 2-2.5 mm, spreading, oblong-ovate, strongly compressed; rachilla flexuous, broadly winged; glumes distichous, distinctly mucronate, 2.8-3 x 2 mm, broadly ovate-acute, with 3-nerved scabrid keel, projecting beyond the glume apex, strongly 3-nerved in each half, hyaline. Stamens 2, anthers 0.4 mm long. Style 0.5-0.8 mm, stigmas 2. Nut broadly elliptic, laterally compressed, biconvex, 1.2-1.5 x 1 mm, brown, puncticulate.
Flowering and fruiting: November-December
Tropical East Africa, Indo-Malesia and Northern Australia
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi
Queenslandiella hyalina is widespread in tropical coastal habitats from eastern Africa through islands of the Indian Ocean, South Asia, Malaysia and Australia. In India it is found in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
Queenslandiella hyalina is widespread in coastal habitats and swampy places.
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This plant is a cyperaceae member, 15 cm in height, not rhizomatous or tuberous. leaves 5-10 cm long, please help me in the identification of the plant.
It looks like Queenslandiella hyalina (Vahl) Ballard, but I need a specimen to confirm the identity.
Thank you …