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Kew Bulletin

, Volume 68, Issue 4, pp 619–623 | Cite as

Two new Neotropical species of Cyperus (Cyperaceae)

  • Gordon C. Tucker
Article

Summary

Two new species are described, based on study of herbarium specimens: Cyperus bonariensis from the southern Caribbean, closely related to C. caesius, and C. stergiosii, related to C. guianensis, from Venezuela and Bolivia.

Keywords

Bolivia Caribbean sedge taxonomy Venezuela 

Notes

Acknowledgements

Curators of the following herbaria are thanked for access to specimens (A, GH, MO, K, NY, SP, UEC, US), and Kanchi Gandhi (GH) for nomenclatural assistance.

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© The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesEastern Illinois UniversityCharlestonUSA

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