Kyllinga intricata Cherm.

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Kyllinga intricata

Namwala W 15 km
Record: H.J. van Rensburg
Dec 1962
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Cyperus brevifolius (Rottb) Hassk. subsp. intricatus (Cherm.) Lye
Kyllinga erecta Schumach. var. intricata C.B. Clarke
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Status: Native
“Distinguished from K. erecta by more slender rhizomes with culms that are never contiguous (separated by distances of 10─30 mm); mucros of glume apices shorter by 0.1─0.2 mm.” (Gordon-Gray)
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Notes: FTEA does not recognize this species. Gordon-Gray recognizes Kyllinga erecta, K. intricata and K. melanosperma as distinct species, however, she admits that the status of K. intricata in KZN is questionable.
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Habitat: Seasonally flooded areas
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Worldwide distribution: Tropical Africa, Madagascar
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,S
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Content last updated: Wednesday 3 May 2017

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 23.

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Page 115.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 88.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 118. as Cyperus brevifolius intricatus

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Kyllinga intricata., retrieved 23 September 2023

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