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is genus of flowering plants in the sedge family
Cyperaceae are a family of monocotyledonous graminoid flowering plants known as sedges, which superficially resemble grasses or rushes. The family is large, with some 5,500 species described in about 109 genera. These species are widely distributed, with the centers of diversity for the group...
known commonly as spikesedges
. They are native to tropical and warm temperate areas of the world, especially tropical Africa. These sedges vary in morphology, growing to heights from 2 centimeters to a meter and sometimes lacking rhizome
In botany and dendrology, a rhizome is a characteristically horizontal stem of a plant that is usually found underground, often sending out roots and shoots from its nodes...
s. They are closely related to Cyperus
Cyperus is a large genus of about 600 species of sedges, distributed throughout all continents in both tropical and temperate regions. They are annual or perennial plants, mostly aquatic and growing in still or slow-moving water up to 0.5 m deep. The species vary greatly in size, with small species...
The genus was named for the 17th century Danish botanist
Botany, plant science, or plant biology is a branch of biology that involves the scientific study of plant life. Traditionally, botany also included the study of fungi, algae and viruses...
Peder Lauridsen Kylling
Peder Lauridsen Kylling was a 17th century Danish botanist. He was born in Assens and began studies at the University of Copenhagen in 1660. He graduated in theology in 1666 and was called as parish minister. However, for reasons now unknown, the call was withdrawn shortly afterward...
- Kyllinga brevifolia
Kyllinga brevifolia is a species of sedge known by several common names, including shortleaf spikesedge, green kyllinga, and perennial greenhead sedge. It is native to tropical areas in the Americas but it can be found in warm regions around the world where it is an introduced species...
- Kyllinga coriacea
- Kyllinga erecta
- Kyllinga exigua
- Kyllinga gracillima
- Kyllinga melanosperma
Kyllinga melanosperma is a species of sedge, covered with dark brown scales that culm together to form rhizomes that are about long. The rhizomes are thick with a purple-brown sheath at the bottom. Kyllinga melanosperma is found in tropical Africa, southern and southeastern Asia. Kyllinga...
- Kyllinga nemoralis
- Kyllinga odorata
- Kyllinga planiculmis
- Kyllinga polyphylla
- Kyllinga pumila
- Kyllinga squamulata
- Kyllinga tibialis
- Kyllinga triceps
- Kyllinga vaginata