1. Family: Cyperaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Bulbostylis Kunth
      1. Bulbostylis clarkeana Hutch. ex Bodard

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Guinea, SW. Ethiopis to Zambia.

    [FTEA]

    Cyperaceae, K Hoenselaar, B. Verdcourt & H. Beentje. Hypolytrum, D Simpson. Fuirena, M Muasya. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2010

    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a solitary terminal spikelet or or with 1–2 additional spikelets.
    Peduncles
    Peducle 1–6 mm long.
    Bracts
    Bract glumaceous with subulate apex.
    Spikelets
    Spikelet 8–12 mm long, 2–4 mm wide.
    Glume
    Glumes spirally arranged, light brown with darker areas and green midrib, ovate-lanceolate, 3–4.5 mm long, minutely hairy
    Stamens
    Stamens 3.
    Style
    Style branches 3, densely papillose Style base red-brown, persistent.
    Fruits
    Nut whitish, obovoid, 1.2 mm long, 0.8 mm wide, trigonous with 3 distinct longitudinal ribs, transversely wrinkled and with close microscopic raised riblets.
    Ecology
    Miscanthus and other perennial wet bogs; 1200–2000 m
    Note
    Hutchinson (F.W.T.A. ed. 1, 2: 477 (1936)) first proposed the name B. clarkeana and it appeared in his key, which would have validated it but for the fact that after 1 Jan. 1935 Latin descriptions became necessary. Haines & Lye say ‘not in Kenya or Tanzania’ but I have accepted Robinson’s determination of his no. 4851 as this species. Bodard (1963) cites Drummond & Hemsley 2464 but there is an error somewhere; their field book gives this as a Rubiacea from the W Usambaras.
    Type
    Type: Guinea, Sulimania, Erimakuna, Scott Elliot 5244 (K!, holo.)
    Habit
    Perennial 50–80 cm tall with creeping rhizome and ± closely set slender stems 0.4–0.8 mm wide, angular, glabrous or minutely scabrid above
    Leaves
    Leaf sheaths reddish to dark purple, glabrous, ending in a leaf-like tip to 2 cm long, but no proper leafblades
    Distribution
    Range: Guinea, Zambia Flora districts: U4 T4 T7

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Ethiopia, Guinea, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia

    Bulbostylis clarkeana Hutch. ex Bodard appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Soc. Bot. France 108: 308 (1962)

    Accepted by

    • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.
    • Govaerts, R. & Simpson, D.A. (2007). World Checklist of Cyperaceae. Sedges: 1-765. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Edwards, S., Demissew, S., & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1997). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 6: i-xxviii, 1-586. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.
    • Edwards, S., Demissew, S., & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1997). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 6: i-xxviii, 1-586. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Haines & Lye, Sedges & Rushes E. Afr.: 102, fig. 175, 176 (1983).
    • Ann. Fac. Sci. Univ. Dakar 9: 66 (1963)
    • Bull. Soc. Bot. Fr. 108: 308 (1961)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0