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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Chad.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

Cyperaceae, Miss S. S. Hooper. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:2. 1972

Diagnostic
Differs from F. scabrida in the much coarser habit, the widely spreading inflorescence with ovate-elliptic spikelets on long lax pedicels and the biconvex, smoother larger achene usually with a 2-fid style, though the lowest fertile florets of the spikelet may have 3-fid styles despite a biconvex achene
Ecology
Grassland and close to dams.

[FWTA]

Cyperaceae, Miss S. S. Hooper. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:2. 1972

Diagnostic
Tufted perennial similar in habit to F. scabrida but with much paler ovate-elliptic larger spikelets
Ecology
In savanna.

Native to:

Burkina, Chad, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo

Fimbristylis barteri Boeckeler appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Feb 1, 1888 Barter [1578], Nigeria K000416657

First published in Linnaea 37: 33 (1871)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. & Simpson, D.A. (2007). World Checklist of Cyperaceae. Sedges: 1-765. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • in Linnaea 37: 33 (1871).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.

Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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