Kyllinga

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Kyllinga
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Kyllinga nemoralis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Kyllinga
Rottb.
Species

40-50, see text

Synonyms[1]
  • Thryocephalon J.R.Forst. & G.Forst
  • Killinga T.Lestib.
  • Hedychloe Raf.
  • Cyprolepis Steud.
  • Lyprolepis Steud.

Kyllinga is genus of flowering plants in the sedge family known commonly as spikesedges. They are native to tropical and warm temperate areas of the world, especially tropical Africa.[1][2][3] These sedges vary in morphology, growing to heights from 2 centimeters to a meter and sometimes lacking rhizomes. They are closely related to Cyperus species.[4]

The genus was named for the 17th century Danish botanist Peder Lauridsen Kylling.

Species include:

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