Taxon: Cyperus melanospermus (Nees) Valck. Sur.

Genus: Cyperus
Family: Cyperaceae
Subfamily: Cyperoideae
Tribe: Cypereae
Nomen number: 401652
Place of publication: Cyperus 50, t. 2, fig. 8. 1898
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 09-Dec-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 12-Feb-2016
Species priority site is: Arctic and Subarctic Plant Gene Bank (PALM)
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya ; Tanzania ; Uganda
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola
    • Southern Africa: Botswana ; South Africa Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West; Swaziland
    • West Tropical Africa: Nigeria
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon ; Gabon ; Zaire
    • Western Indian Ocean: Comoros ; Madagascar ; Seychelles
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China Guangdong, Hainan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India ; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Thailand ; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia Celebes, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Sumatra; Malaysia ; Philippines
    • Papuasia: Indonesia Irian Jaya; Papua New Guinea
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia Queensland

  • Naturalized

  • Pacific

    • Southwestern Pacific: Fiji


  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  • Govaerts, R. & D. A. Simpson World checklist of Cyperaceae, sedges. 2007 (L Cyperaceae)
  • Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. Flora malesiana. (F Males)


Check other web resources for Cyperus melanospermus (Nees) Valck. Sur. :

  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.