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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/23/2012)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/23/2012)
Genus KYLLINGA Rottb
PlaceOfPublication Descr. & Icon. 12. 1773.
Synonym Cyperus (in part) Kuekenthal, Pflanzenr. IV20:1-671. 1935-1936.
Description Annual or perennial, usually glabrous; culms triangular, leafy below, the leaves sometimes reduced to sheaths; inflorescence terminal, of several confluent sessile heads, usually surrounded by a leafy involucre; spikelets of 3-4, 2-ranked scales, only the middle one fertile; bristles none; stamens 1-3; style bifid; achene lenticu- lar.
Note About 45 species, widely distributed in temperate and tropical regions, chiefly in Africa.
Key a. Leaf-blades absent, the sheaths scarious and colored --- 1. K. PERUVIANA aa. Leaf-blades present, the sheaths not colored; involucre prominent. b. Scales of spikelet translucent, the keel strongly toothed. c. Annual -- - _ _---- 2. K. PUMILA cc. Perennial --- ------3. K. BREVIFOLIA bb. Scales of spikelet opaque, the keel not toothed - -- 4. K. ODORATA
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