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  1. Family: Cyperaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Bulbostylis Kunth
      1. Species: Bulbostylis hispidula (Vahl) R.W.Haines
        1. Bulbostylis hispidula subsp. pyriformis (Lye) R.W.Haines

        This subspecies is accepted, and its native range is Eritrea to Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Type
    Type: Uganda, Karamoja District: Moroto, Haines 4208 (MHU, holo.; K!, iso.)
    Habit
    Tufted annual 5–30 cm tall with slender root system.
    Stem
    Stems with spreading pubescence
    Leaves
    Leaves 5–15 cm long
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence lax and simply umbelliform but sometimes with solitary spikelets
    Fruits
    Nutlets with transversely rugulose sides and the 3 marginal ribs distinctly tuberculate; base of nutlets is very distinctly narrowed giving them a marked obpyriform shape.
    Ecology
    Heavily grazed grassland and bush, Acacia-Diospyros, Acacia- Commiphora scrub, grassland with scattered Balanites and Acacia, roadsides, rocky slopes, shady areas and cultivation; 0–1500 m
    Distribution
    Flora districts: U1 U ?3; K3 K4 K7 T1 T2 T4 T 5? Range: Not known elsewhere

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Bulbostylis hispidula subsp. pyriformis (Lye) R.W.Haines appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Bidgood, S. [6355], Tanzania K000468070

    Bibliography

    First published in R.W.Haines & K.A.Lye, Sedges & Rushes E. Afr., App. 3: 1 (1983)

    Accepted by

    • Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State inventory and identification guide Strelitzia 38: 1-1236. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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

    • Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State inventory and identification guide Strelitzia 38: 1-1236. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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

    • Fl. Somalia 4: 111 (1995).
    • main work: 107, fig. 190 (1983)

    Sources

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

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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