1. Family: Cyperaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Carex L.
      1. Carex macrophyllidion Nelmes

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Type
    Type: Angola, Moxico District, by R. Mfumbu, Milne-Redhead 3971 (K!, holo.)
    Habit
    Slender perennial herb to 60 cm tall, forming large tufts from a short woody rhizome
    Leaves
    Leaves v-shaped in section or ± flat, 5–60 cm long, 2–5.5 mm wide, the upper overtopping the inflorescence, long-attenuate, scabrid, with long smooth basal sheaths which become blackish and fibrous
    Bracts
    Bracts leafy overtopping the inflorescence.
    Inflorescences
    Spikes dense-flowered with male part shorter than female, 7–10 mm long Panicle interrupted, 1.5–4 cm long, 1–2 cm wide; secondary panicles 5–6, the lower single, the upper paired, subpyramidal; the lower long-peduncled, the upper more shortly; rachis glabrous save for the scabrid angles.
    Bracteoles
    Bracteoles long-aristate with hispidulous margins.
    Glume
    Glumes pale greenish brown, ovate-lanceolate, 5–6 mm long with a scabrid arista
    Fruits
    Utricles yellow-green with green veins, equalling or longer than glumes, 5.5–6 mm long, glabrous, narrowed into a long bidentate ± scabrid beak 1.5 mm long.
    Ecology
    Short grassland under open Isoberlinia- Brachystegia woodland, montane grassland, open bushland, sometimes on termite mounds; 1650–2800 m
    Distribution
    Range: Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe Flora districts: T4 T5 T7

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Carex macrophyllidion Nelmes appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Milne - Redhead, E. [3971], Angola K000363567 Unknown type material

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1940: 161 (1940)

    Accepted by

    • Gehrke, B. (2011). Synopsis of Carex (Cyperaceae) from sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 166: 51-99.
    • 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.
    • Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mt. Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34: 1-199.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Gehrke, B. (2011). Synopsis of Carex (Cyperaceae) from sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 166: 51-99.
    • Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mt. Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34: 1-199.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Haines & Lye, Sedges & Rushes of E. Africa: 376, fig. 774 (1983).
    • K.B. 1940: 161 (1940)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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 2019. 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