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Common name

English: Whitehead Spikesedge

Mandarin: 单穗水蜈蚣 (dan sui shui wu gong)


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Liliopsida (392)

      Order: Cyperales (91)

        Family: Cyperaceae (20)(family description)

          Genus: Kyllinga (2)

            Epithet: nemoralis (J.R. & G. Forst.) Dandy ex Hutchinson & Dalz (1)

Synonym: Cyperus kyllingia Endl.

kyllingia => in honor of Peder Lauridsen Kylling (ca. 1640 - 1696), Danish botanist

nemoralis => sylvan, growing in woods and groves


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Kyllinga nemoralis at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI


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