Cyperus breviculmis (Cyperaceae)

Cyperus breviculmis

Small is awesome, and I found this little Cyperus growing on some sandy ground near the Herberton Visitor Centre. If my identification is correct, the specific epithet is certainly descriptive since ‘beviculmis’ could be taken to mean short culms. This sedge was scarcely 10cm high and must be one of the smallest species of Cyperus I’ve ever laid eyes on.

Cyperus breviculmis

About David Tng

I am David Tng, a hedonistic botanizer who pursues plants with a fervour. I chase the opportunity to delve into various aspects of the study of plants. I have spent untold hours staring at mosses and allied plants, taking picture of pollen, culturing orchids in clean cabinets, counting tree rings, monitoring plant flowering times, etc. I am currently engrossed in the study of plant ecology (a grand excuse to see 'anything I can). Sometimes I think of myself as a shadow taxonomist, a sentimental ecologist, and a spiritual environmentalist - but at the very root of it all, a "plant whisperer"!
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