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
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. 1980- (F Ceylon)
  • Govaerts, R. & D. A. Simpson World checklist of Cyperaceae, sedges. 2007 (L Cyperaceae)
  • Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. Flora malesiana. 1948- (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.