This book provides an up-to-date overview of the Cyperaceae or sedges of tropical West Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo and parts of Mali, Mauritania and Niger). It includes identification keys for all known species in the area (a total of 321 species). All are described in detail and depicted with original illustrations. Their ecology, geographical distribution, etc. are also provided.