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Cyperus curvistylis J.Kern
Family Cyperaceae
Cyperus curvistylis J.Kern APNI*

Description: Small perennial with short rhizome; culms tufted, slender, erect, to 35 cm tall.

Leaves shorter than culms.

Inflorescence a terminal cluster of 2–5 spikelets; involucral bracts 2 or 3 longer than inflorescence. Spikelets c. 10 mm long, 8–20-flowered, axis narrowly winged; glumes c. 1.5 mm long; stamens 3; style 3-fid; style-base persistent on nut and recurved, c. 0.3–0.4 mm long.

Nuts brown, elliptical in outline, triquetrous in cross-section, about 2/3 as long as glume.


Flowering: Summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Found once near Woodenbong. Also in SE Queensland.

Associated with drier rainforest.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by KL Wilson (Feb 2012)
Taxon concept: JH Kern (1965) in Blumea 13: 123, fig. 4


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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