Genus: Kyllinga Rottb.

Usually considered a synonym of: Cyperus L.

Family: Cyperaceae
Subfamily: Cyperoideae
Tribe: Cypereae
Genus number: 15066
Last updated: 31-Jul-2018
Accession Count: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: conserved (nom. cons., Shenzhen ICN Art. 14 & App. III) over the earlier parahomonym (Shenzhen ICN Art. 53.2) Killinga Adans., nom. rej.

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. Getliffe, F. M. 1983. Studies in Cyperaceae in Southern Africa 10. The Genus Kyllinga. J. S. African Bot. 49:261-304. Note: accepts
  2. Goetghebeur, P. 1989. Studies in Cyperaceae 9. Problems in the lectotypification and infrageneric taxonomy of Cyperus. Bull. Soc. Roy. Bot. Belgique 122:105. Note: accepts
  3. Greuter, W. et al., eds. 2000. International code of botanical nomenclature (Saint Louis Code) Art. 20.4, Ex. 9
  4. Larridon, I. et al. 2013. Towards a new classification of the giant paraphyletic genus Cyperus (Cyperaceae): phylogenetic relationships and generic delimitation in C4 Cyperus. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 172:106-126. Note: nested in Cyperus L.
  5. Larridon, I. et al. 2014. Taxonomic changes in C4 Cyperus (Cypereae, Cyperoideae, Cyperaceae): combining the sedge genera Ascolepis, Kyllinga and Pycreus into Cyperus s.l.. Phytotaxa 166:33-48. Note: = Cyperus L.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 20 January 2020.