Cyperus niveus Retz.
var. tisserantii (Cherm.) K. Lye

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Cyperus niveus var. tisserantii

Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Apr 2013
Photo: Lari Merret

Cyperus niveus var. tisserantii

Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Apr 2013
Photo: Lari Merret

Cyperus niveus var. tisserantii

Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Apr 2013
Photo: Lari Merret

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Synonyms: Cyperus margritaceus var. tisserantii (Cherm.) Kük.
Cyperus tisserantii Cherm.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Leaf blade less than 1.2 mm wide, plant showing signs of burning; spikelets up to 12 per head (cf. var leucocephala).
Type location:
Central African Republic
Notes: Red data list status: Widespread: Least concern
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Wet forest or woodland; footpaths and clearings; burnt grassland.
Altitude range: 400 - 1200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa: Nigeria and Ethiopia to Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 27 June 2017
Literature:

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

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 168 - 170.

Other sources of information about Cyperus niveus var. tisserantii:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cyperus niveus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cyperus niveus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cyperus niveus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cyperus niveus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cyperus niveus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cyperus niveus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Cyperus niveus
iNaturalist: Cyperus niveus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cyperus niveus
JSTOR Plant Science: Cyperus niveus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cyperus niveus
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Cyperus niveus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cyperus niveus
Plants of the World Online: Cyperus niveus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Cyperus niveus
Tropicos: Cyperus niveus
Wikipedia: Cyperus niveus


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Cyperus niveus var. tisserantii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=228830, retrieved 9 August 2020

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