A descriptive account of the Cyperaceae native and naturalised in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, together with information on exotic ornamental and crop plants. At least one species per genus is illustrated, and the bibliography and synonymy are sufficiently detailed to explain the nomenclature and taxonomic circumscriptions within a broad regional context.
Henk Beentje is a botanist based in the Herbarium at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. His many books include Conservation Checklist of the Trees of Uganda, Field Guide to the Mangrove Trees of Africa and Madagascar, and Field Guide to the Palms of Madagascar. He served as the editor of the decade-spanning Flora of Tropical East Africa series, also from Kew.