Kyllinga cataphyllata, a new species of Cyperaceae from the highlands of Western and Central Africa, is described and illustrated. This new species is easy recognized by the ascending rhizome densely covered by large cataphylls. The head-like inflorescence consisting of a single spike with spikelets made up of two to three glumes and only one flower, and the glumes characterized by a spinulose greenish keel. It is closely related to K. brevifolia, but differs in having conspicuous cataphylls, glumes with a strongly toothed keel and an asymmetrical pedicel to the nutlet.

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Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants

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Huygh, W., Schouppe, D., Larridon, I., Simpson, D. A., & Goetghebeur, P. (2010). Kyllinga cataphyllata (Cyperaceae), a new species from the highlands of West and Central Africa. Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 55(3), 291–293.