Trop. & Subtrop. as per The Plant List Ver.1.1;


Annual, cespitose herbs; culms 1-10(-25), roundly trigonous, 3-12 cm × 0.3-0.8 mm, glabrous. Leaves 1-3, 1-6 cm × 1(-1.5) mm. Inflorescences: if rays absent heads single, dense, sessile, digitate, 5-20 × 10-30 mm, single heads 10-30(-50) mm; rays usually absent, if present 1-8 cm; 2d order rays infrequently present, 1-2 cm; bracts 3-6, erect to oblique, flat to V-shaped,(0.5-)2-10(-15) cm × 0.5-2 mm. Spikelets 5-10(-20), linear to linear-lanceoloid, 8-12 × 1.6-2.3mm; floral scales (6-)16-30(-76), laterally glossy reddish brown to brown, medially greenish, sometimes also reddish or brownish, laterally ribless, medially strongly 3-ribbed, ovate-lanceolate, 1.9-2 × 0.8-1.1 mm, apex truncate, emarginate, or cuspidate. Flowers: stamens (1-)2-3; anthers ellipsoid, 0.3 mm, connectives not prolonged; styles 0.3-0.4 mm; stigmas 0.4-0.7 mm. Achenes brown, slightly stipitate, obovoid to oblong, 0.8-0.9 × 0.4-0.5 mm, apex abruptly apiculate, surfaces papillose.

Flowering and fruiting: August-December
Swampy grasslands
India and Tropical Africa and America
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)



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Submission of Cyperus amabilis : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Plant name: Cyperus amabils Vahl,
Family: Cyperaceae

Description: 

Annual, cespitose herbs; culms 1-10, roundly trigonous, 3-12 cm × 0.3-0.8 mm, glabrous. Leaves 1-3, 1-6 cm × 1 mm. Inflorescences: rays 3-5, heads dense, sessile, digitate, 5-20 × 10-30 mm, single heads 10-30 mm; bracts 3-6, erect to oblique, Spikelets 5-10, linear , 8-12 × 1.6-2.3mm; floral scales (6-)16-30(-76), laterally glossy reddish brown to brown, medially greenish, sometimes also reddish or brownish, laterally ribless, medially strongly 3-ribbed, ovate-lanceolate, 1.9-2 × 0.8-1.1 mm, apex truncate, emarginate, or cuspidate. 


 

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