Cyperus sesquiflorus

Species:Cyperus sesquiflorus (Torr.)Mattf. & Kük.
Plant Notes:This species was often known by the name Kyllinga odorata, but it must be replaced by a different name within the genus Cyperus.
Status:Native, FACW (DEP), FACW (NWPL)
Specimen: View details of USF Herbarium specimens

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Sub Class
Genus Cyperus
Species Cyperus sesquiflorus (Torr.)Mattf. & Kük. - FRAGRANT SPIKESEDGE


Citation CYPERUS SESQUIFLORUS (Torrey) Mattfeld & Kükenthal, in Engler, Pflanzenr. 4(Heft 101): 591. 1936.
Basionym: Kyllinga sesquiflora Torrey 1836.
Type: **

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Duval FLAS  
Escambia USF  
Franklin FSU  
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Hardee USF  
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Holmes FSU  
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Jefferson FLAS  
Lafayette FLAS  
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Levy FLAS  
Liberty FLAS  
Manatee USF  
Marion USF  
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Nassau FSU  
Okaloosa USF  
Okeechobee USF  
Orange FLAS  
Osceola DWP  
Palm Beach FLAS  
Polk USF  
Santa Rosa UWFP  
Sarasota USF  
Seminole USF  
Sumter USF  
Taylor FSU  
Volusia USF  
Wakulla FSU  
Walton FLAS  


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SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Kyllinga odorata Kyllinga odorata Vahl, Enum. Pl. 2: 382. 1805. "America meridionali", without data, Rohr s.n. (holotype: C).
Kyllinga odorata var. genuina Kyllinga odorata Vahl, var. genuina Osten, Anales Mus. Nac. Montevideo, ser. 2. 3: 120. 1931, nom. inadmiss.BASIONYM: Kyllinga odorata Vahl 1805. 
Kyllinga sesquiflora Kyllinga sesquiflora Torrey, Ann. Lyceum Nat. Hist. New York 3: 287. 1836. TYPE: FLORIDA: Without data, Jun, Chapman 12 (holotype: NY).
Kyllinga campestris Kyllinga campestris Salzmann ex Steudel, Syn. Pl. Glumac. 2: 68. 1854. TYPE: BRAZIL: Bahia:
Kyllinga hortensis Kyllinga hortensis Salzmann ex Schlechtendal, Bot. Zeitung (Berlin) 7: 117. 1849.  
Kyllinga leucocephala Kyllinga leucocephala Baldwin, Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., ser. 2. 2: 170. 1825. TYPE: URUGUAY: Maldonado, s.d., Baldwin s.n. (holotype: PH).
Kyllinga madagascariensis Kyllinga madagascariensis Gandoger, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 66: 298. 1919. TYPE: MADAGASCAR: Near Nanisane, s.d., D'Alleizette 153 (holotyep: LY?).
Kyllinga martiana Kyllinga martiana Schrader ex Nees von Esenbeck, in Martius, Fl. Bras. 2(1): 14. 1842. TYPE: BRAZIL: Pará: Without data, Martius s.n. (holotype: M).
Kyllinga odorata var. major Kyllinga odorata Vahl, var. major Boeckeler, Vidensk. Meddel. Dansk. Naturhist. Foren. Kjoebenhavn 1869: 125. 1869.BASIONYM: Kyllinga martiana Schrader ex Nees von Esenbeck 1842. 
Kyllinga odorata var. minor Kyllinga odorata Vahl, var. minor Boeckeler, Linnaea 35: 411. 1868. TYPE: MARTINIQUE: Without data, Sieber 18 (holotype: ?; isotype: M).
Kyllinga odorata var. rigida Kyllinga odorata Vahl, var. rigida Boeckeler, Vidensk. Meddel. Dansk Naturhist. Foren. Kjoebenhavn 1894: 271. 1895. TYPE: BRAZIL: São Paulo: Franca, s.d., Loefgren & Edwall 2105 (syntype: C).
Kyllinga tuberosa Kyllinga tuberosa Scheele, Linnaea 17: 342. 1843. TYPE: BRAZIL: Minas Gerais: Without locality, 1832, Hartleben s.n. (holotype: B?).


Country State County Date Specimen Notes Image
USA Florida Sarasota Co. 23 Aug 2007 A. R. Franck 337
USA Florida Hernando Co. 12 Jul 1958 R. K. Godfrey 57157
USA Florida Okaloosa Co. 15 Aug 1983 G. Wilhelm 11691
USA Florida Brevard Co. 16 Mar 2008 C. Slaughter 16255
USA Florida Seminole Co. 30 Apr 2008 W. D. Longbottom 11119
USA Florida Polk Co. 15 Jun 1981 R. P. Sauleda 5481
USA Florida Lake Co. 21 Apr 1982 R. F. Daubenmire s.n.
USA Florida Highlands Co. 17 Aug 1947 L. J. Brass 18128
USA Florida Manatee Co. 01 Apr 1995 S. Cole SF0306
USA Florida Polk Co. 28 Aug 2001 M. T. Strong 2785
USA Florida Seminole Co. 30 Jun 1992 S. L. Orzell 19818
USA Florida Brevard Co. 27 Jun 2003 L. A. Lathrop 99
USA Florida Marion Co. 27 Aug 2000 M. T. Strong 2483
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 30 Jun 1976 S. Mortellaro 37
USA Florida Escambia Co. 30 Jun 1981 G. Wilhelm 9414
USA Florida Gilchrist Co. 25 Oct 1985 B. F. Hansen 10925
USA Florida Sumter Co. 31 Aug 2010 M. T. Strong 4000
USA Florida Polk Co. 26 Sep 2008 J. M. Kunzer 2610
USA Florida Manatee Co. 08 Jul 1999 C. Becker WC0534
USA Florida Lee Co. 05 Aug 1992 S. L. Orzell 20389A
USA Florida Martin Co. July 1988 R. O. Woodbury s.n.
USA Florida Leon Co. 17 Jul 1986 B. F. Hansen 11048
USA Florida Manatee Co. 25 Jun 1993 S. Cole LM0101
USA Florida Sumter Co. 10 Aug 2005 M. T. Strong 3540
USA Florida Highlands Co. 09 May 1982 J. Popenoe 2196
USA Florida Okeechobee Co. 09 Jun 1993 S. L. Orzell 22061
USA Florida Seminole Co. 21 Jun 2012 D. H. Williams 3201
USA Florida Sumter Co. 01 Oct 2012 R. Rowe DB0191
USA Florida Volusia Co. 13 Sep 2014 D. H. Williams 3975
USA Florida Hardee Co. 05 Oct 2014 A. R. Franck 3650
USA Florida Calhoun Co. 10 Oct 2015 T. MacClendon 1438
USA Florida Sumter Co. 01 Oct 2012 R. Rowe DB0191
USA Tennessee Cocke Co. 21 Aug 1977 P. Genelle 3103
USA Alabama Baldwin Co. 26 Jul 1969 R. Kral 35776
USA Louisiana Livingston Par. 05 Aug 1979 C. M. Allen 9258
USA Alabama Baldwin Co. 06 Jul 1981 G. Wilhelm 9588
USA South Carolina Hampton Co. 03 Sep 1980 R. P. Sauleda 4091
USA Georgia Chatham Co. 18 Jun 1958 W. H. Duncan 21145
USA Louisiana Union Par. 23 Jul 1983 D. D. Taylor 4330
USA South Carolina Charleston Co. 18 Jul 1992 S. R. Hill 23903
USA South Carolina Pickens Co. 09 Sep 1990 S. R. Hill 21916
USA South Carolina Jasper Co. 29 Oct 1980 C. Aulbach-Smith 1301
USA Mississippi Harrison Co. 13 Sep 1981 R. P. Sauleda 6706
USA North Carolina Beaufort Co. 11 Oct 1958 A. E. Radford 42100
USA Florida Hardee Co. 09 Nov 2015 W. D. Longbottom 24088
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