Plant Genera


Family Code: CYPERA
Genus Code: CYPER
Genus CN: flatsedge
Genus Authority: L.
Genus Summary: A genus of about 600-700 species, herbs, of tropical and warm temperate areas. The circumscription of Cyperus has been expanded recently to include a number of genera found to be phylogenetically embedded within it, notably (for our area), Kyllinga, Lipocarpha, and Oxycaryum (Larridon et al. 2011a, 2011b, 2011c, 2014; Bauters et al. 2014; Reynders 2011).
Genus Identification: Identification notes: This treatment is closely adapted from Tucker, Marcks, & Carter in FNA (2002b) and other sources. It needs substantial customization and revision prior to publication. Key lead 4 in the main key is problematic.
Genus References: Goetghebeur in Kubitzki (1998b); Goetghebeur & Van den Borre (1989)=Z; Tucker, Marcks, & Carter in FNA (2002b); Bruhl in FNA (2002b); Larridon et al. (2014); Delahoussaye & Thieret (1967)=Z; Tucker (1987)=Y; Tucker (1984)=X; Bauters et al. (2014)=U; Tucker in FNA (2002b); Goetghebeur & Van den Borre (1989)=V.
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