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

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/23/2012)
PlaceOfPublication Enum. 2:382. 1806.
Synonym Cyperus sesquiflorus Mattf. & Kuekenthal, Pflanzenr. IV20: p. 591.
Description Perennial (?) with a short lignose fragrant rootstock, cespitose, culms 1-3 cm. high,-slender; leaves shorter than the culms, 2-3 mm. wide; heads 1-3, ovoid or cylindric, 6-12 mm. long; bracts 3-4, spreading to reflexed, up to 6 cm. long; spikelets 3-3.5 mm. long; scales subacute, opaque, the keel smooth and sometimes with yellowish glands.
Distribution Wet places. Widely distributed from Georgia and Florida southward to Uruguay; also in tropical Africa and Asia. Apparently rare in Panama.
Specimen CHIRIQUI: Rio Caldera, Killip 4532. PANAMA: Juan Diaz, Killip 4057; Chepo, Pittier 4465; Matias Hernandez, Standley 28988.
Note Kyllinga pungens Vahl, a plant with strongly developed rhizomes, chiefly of tropical South America, is mentioned by Standley as occurring in Panama, but I have seen no specimens.
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