1. Family: Cyperaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Carex L.
      1. Carex mildbraediana Kük.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Rwanda to NW. Burundi.

    [FTEA]

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

    Type
    Type: Rwanda, [Rukarara] (Lukarara), Rugege Forest, Mildbraed 966 (B†, holo.; K!, fragment)
    Habit
    Tufted perennial 0.3–1.7 m tall with woody rhizome
    Leaves
    Leaves up to as long as the stems, 4–9(–16) mm wide.
    Leaf sheaths
    Lower sheaths purplish
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences panicles up to 30 cm long with 15–25 dark brown spikes, the lower single or paired. Upper all or half male with female flowers at base, 4–7 cm long, 7–9 mm wide.
    Peduncles
    Lower peduncles 5–7 cm long, upper short.
    Glume
    Glumes dark brown with narrow pale midrib, lanceolate, 4–5.5 mm long, glabrous, shortly aristate
    Fruits
    Utricles speckled, (3–)3.5–5 mm long including (0.3–)0.5–1 mm long beak which is obliquely truncate with small erect teeth, not conspicuously two-toothed.
    Ecology
    No data; 3000 m
    Distribution
    Range: Congo-Kinshasa, Rwanda Flora districts: U2

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Rwanda

    Carex mildbraediana Kük. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mildbraed, J. [966], Rwanda K000363486 Unknown type material
    Humbert, H. [7939], Congo, DRC Carex ramosipes K000363481 holotype

    First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 20(38): 767 (1909)

    Accepted by

    • Escudero, M. & Luceño, M. (2011). Taxonomic revision of the tropical African group of Carex subsect. Elatae (sect. Spirostachyae, Cyperaceae) Anales del Jardin Botanico de Madrid 68: 225-247.
    • 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.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Not accepted by

    • Gehrke, B. (2011). Synopsis of Carex (Cyperaceae) from sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 166: 51-99. [Cited as Carex vallis-rosetto.]

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Escudero, M. & Luceño, M. (2011). Taxonomic revision of the tropical African group of Carex subsect. Elatae (sect. Spirostachyae, Cyperaceae) Anales del Jardin Botanico de Madrid 68: 225-247.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Fl. Rwanda 4: 430 (1988).
    • Journ. E. Afr. Nat. Hist. Soc. 24 (106): 11, fig. 34 (1963) (pro parte)
    • E.P. IV: 20 Cyp.-Car.: 767 (1909)

    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