Two new species of Cyperus (Cyperaceae) from Brazil

Gordon Tucker



Two new species of Cyperus L. (Cyperaceae), both from Brazil, are described and compared to near relatives. Cyperus hooperae is described from two collections from the Chapada do Veadeiros in the State of Goiás; it is most similar to C. refractus of the southeastern U.S. Cyperus thomasii is described from a single collection from the municipality of Caruaru in Pernambuco; it is most similar to C. granatensis of Colombia. Following IUCN standards, both are considered threatened.


Brazil, Pernambuco, Goiás, Chapada dos Veadeiros, Caruaru

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