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Taxonomy and Nomenclature of Three Infraspecific Taxa of Cyperus (Cyperaceae)


Kyllinga polyphylla subsp. babiensis Wad.Khan & Lakshmin. is transferred to Cyperus brevifolius (Rottb.) Endl. ex Hassk. and reduced to a forma. Kyllinga melanosperma var. gudaluriensis Wad.Khan & R.D. Taur [≡ Cyperus melanospermus var. gudaluriensis (Wad.Khan & R.D. Taur) Kottaim.] is relegated to a synonym of Cyperus melanospermus (Nees) Valck.Sur. and Kyllinga nemoralis var. subnemoralis Wad.Khan & Sardesai is treated as a synonym of Cyperus mindorensis (Steud.) Huygh, with justification.


Cyperus, Kyllinga, Nomenclature, Synonym, Taxa, Type.



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