Kyllinga brevifolia Rottb. (Descr. Icon. Rar. Pl. 13. 1773.)
Localities: West Indies (native), Lesser Antilles (native) [Antigua, Grenada, Barbados, Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia, ], Greater Antilles [Jamaica (native), Cuba (native), Cayman Island (native), Hispaniola (native)[ Dominican Republic, Gonave, Haiti, Tortue,], Puerto Rico (native)[], Virgin Islands (native) ( St. Croix, St. Thomas, Tortola, ) ], Bahamas (native), North America (native), Mexico (native), Central America (native), South America (native), Old World (Africa; Asia; Malesia; Pacific),
Common Names: Cortadera (Cuba),
Synonyms: Cyperus brevifolius (Rottb.) Endl. ex Hassk. (Cat. Hort. Bot. Bogor. 24. 1844.), Kyllinga brevifolia Rottb. var. longifolia Boeck. (Linnaea 35: 426. 1868.), Kyllinga cruciformis Schrad. ex Schult. (Mant. 2: 137. 1824.), Kyllinga intermedia R. Br. (Prodr. 219. 1810.), Kyllinga monocephala sensu Griseb., non Rottboell, 1773 (Fl. Brit. W. I. 568. 1864.),
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Last edited 17 Sep 09