Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Cyperus multispiceus R.Booth, D.J.Moore & Hodgon
Booth, R., Moore, D.J, & Hodgon, J. (2009) Austrobaileya 8(1): 42-43. Type: T: Queensland. Cook District: Cotterell River, 13 km S of Vrilya Point, J.R.Clarkson 9882 & V.J.Neldner.
Plants robust, perennial, glabrous.
Leaves 80-120 cm long, 6-15 mm wide. Culms triquetrous, striate 39-76 cm long, 1.4-3.3 mm wide; bases thickened by split, fibrous sheaths.
Inflorescence decompound, 10-20 cm long, 12-20 cm wide, diffuse. Spikes 20-80, 10-20 cm long, with 6-10 spikelets. Spikelets 10-20 mm long, 10-40 flowered. Glumes 2-3 mm long. Stamens 3.
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This species is named for the large number of spikes in the inflorescence, a feature which distinguished it from closely related species such as Cyperus pedunculosus.
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