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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is DR Congo to SW. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Type
    Type: Tanzania, Iringa District, Mafinga [Sao Hill], Staples 416 (K!, holo.; EA!, iso.)
    Habit
    Tufted perennial 0.6–1.2 m with many basal leaves
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades 20–80 cm long, 4–10 mm wide, scabrid at least near the tip
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence of single pedunculate slender spikes from the upper 3–5 leaf sheaths. Uppermost usually male and basal 2–4 female, usually pendulous 4–11 cm long, 4–6 mm wide.
    Glume
    Glumes reddish brown with paler 3veined midrib, elliptic to lanceolate, 3–4 mm long including the 1.5 mm long excurrent scabrid midrib
    Fruits
    Utricles reddish brown, rounded ovate, ± flattened, 2–2.8 mm long (including a very short beak 0.2–0.5 mm long), 1.5–2 mm wide, densely papillate
    Style
    Style branches 2 (the illustration fig 782 in Haines & Lye shows 3 branches).
    Ecology
    Syzygium relict forest patches in valley bottoms; 1650–2400 m
    Note
    According in Haines & Lye very closely related to C. madagascariensis Boeck.
    Distribution
    Range: Not known elsewhere Flora districts: T7

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania, Zaïre

    Carex papillosissima Nelmes appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Staples, R.R. [416], Tanzania K000363573 Unknown type material

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1939: 158 (1939)

    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.
    • 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.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Haines & Lye, Sedges & Rushes of E. Afr.: 379, fig. 781a, b & 782 (1983).
    • Journ. E. Afr. Nat. Hist. Soc. 24 (106): 10, fig. 29 (1963)
    • K.B. 1939: 158 (1939)

    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