Cyperus rheophyticus Lye, Nordic J. Bot. 24 (3): 273 (2006)

Kuetegue, Felix, Sonke, Bonaventure & Ameka, Gabriel K., 2019, A checklist of rheophytes of Cameroon, PhytoKeys 121, pp. 81-131: 81

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.121.29924

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scientific name

Cyperus rheophyticus Lye, Nordic J. Bot. 24 (3): 273 (2006)
status

 

Cyperus rheophyticus Lye, Nordic J. Bot. 24 (3): 273 (2006)  

Type.

Cameroon, South West Division, Kupe-Muanenguba Division, Muambong, bank of Chide River, 3°58'N, 9°41'E, 02 Aug 1998, J.-M. Onana 585, (holotype: K; isotype: YA).

Description.

Perennial herb, 30-50 cm high; deeply rooted; inflorescence terminal, with involucre bracts.

Specimens examined.

Kodmin, beside a stream, 4°59'N, 9°42'E, 21 Nov 1998, M. Etuge 406 (YA).

Habitat.

Forest streams and rivers, submerged during wet season.

Distribution.

Cameroon (Fig. 9 View Figures 2–10 ).

Conservation status in Cameroon.

Cyperus rheophyticus   is listed on http://www.iucnredlist.org as Vulnerable in 2017 ( Cheek et al. 2017b). The taxon is currently known from five localities, and endemic to Cameroon. The extent of occurrence of this species is about 3,000 km2 and area of occupancy is about 20 km2. The localities where they occur are proposed for plantation development, timber exploitation and road construction. Not much has changed since the last assessment of Cheek et al. (2017b); here we maintain its status as Vulnerable. IUCN Red List Category: Vulnerable B1ab (iii) +2ab (iii).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Liliopsida

Order

Poales

Family

Cyperaceae

Genus

Cyperus