Kew Bulletin

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

Two new Neotropical species of Cyperus (Cyperaceae)

  • Gordon C. Tucker


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.


Bolivia Caribbean sedge taxonomy Venezuela 



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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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesEastern Illinois UniversityCharlestonUSA

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