Kyllinga alba Nees

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Kyllinga alba

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Kyllinga alba

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Kyllinga alba

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Synonyms: Cyperus alatus (Nees) F. Muell. subsp. albus (Nees) Lye
Cyperus cristatus (Kunth) Mattf. & Kük.
Cyperus nigripes (C.B. Clarke) Kuk var. grandiceps Kuk
Kyllinga alata Nees var. alba (Nees) Kuntze
Kyllinga cristata Kunth
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Perennial herb up to 60 cm tall with culms tufted; Inflorescence a single white globose head, 9-18 mm in diameter, subtended by 3-4 spreading or reflexed bracts, 4-18 cm long.
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Derivation of specific name: alba: white
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Worldwide distribution: Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland and South Africa.
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Literature:

Browning, J., Gordon-Gray, K.D., Lock, M., Beentje, H., Vollesen, K., Bauters, K., Archer, C., Larridon, I., Xanthos, M., Vorster, P., Bruhl, J., Wilson, K. & Zhang, X. (2020). Cyperaceae Flora Zambesiaca 14 Pages 311 - 314. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 301. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 35.

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

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 124.

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 76. (Includes a picture).

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 111.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 58. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 120.

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Flora of Botswana: Kyllinga alba
Flora of Malawi: Kyllinga alba
Flora of Mozambique: Kyllinga alba
Flora of Zambia: Kyllinga alba
Flora of Zimbabwe: Kyllinga alba

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Kyllinga alba
African Plant Database: Kyllinga alba
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Kyllinga alba
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Kyllinga alba
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Kyllinga alba
JSTOR Plant Science: Kyllinga alba
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Kyllinga alba
Plants of the World Online: Kyllinga alba
Tropicos: Kyllinga alba
Wikipedia: Kyllinga alba


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Caprivi: Species information: Kyllinga alba.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=110550, retrieved 19 April 2024

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