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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Ethiopia to N. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Type
    Type: Tanzania, Masai District, Ossirwa Crater, Jaeger 446 (B†, holo.; K!, fragment)
    Habit
    Tufted leafy perennial 40–90 cm tall, with creeping woody rhizome
    Leaves
    Leaves overtopping the stems, 6–12 mm wide, flat.
    Leaf sheaths
    Sheaths brown
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence of 4–5 clustered dense spikes, 4 cm long, 4 mm wide; terminal male and laterals female.
    Bracts
    Bracts leafy, exceeding the inflorescence.
    Glume
    Glumes brown or dark brown, oblong, 5.5–7 mm long including the 2–4.5 mm green or reddish brown excurrent scabrid-hairy arista; margins and surface of glumes scabrid
    Fruits
    Utricles greenish or dark reddish brown, much shorter than the glumes, ellipsoid, 3–4 mm long, stipitate (fide Kükenthal), distinctly ribbed, sparsely hispid; beak distinctly bifid.
    Ecology
    Upland bogs and marshes in ericaceous zone, streamsides, crater lake edges; 2500–3100 m
    Distribution
    Range: Not known elsewhere Flora districts: K3 K4 T2

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania

    Carex phragmitoides Kük. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 2, 2005 Taylor, G. [1354a], Kenya K000363571 Unknown type material
    Jaeger, F. [446], Tanzania K000363572 Unknown type material
    Chiovenda [960], Ethiopia Carex abyssinica K000363460 Unknown type material

    First published in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 21: 329 (1925)

    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 E. Afr.: 384, fig. 792 (1983).
    • Journ. E. Afr. Nat. Hist. Soc. 24 (106): 12 (1963)
    • F.D.-O.A. 1: 540 (1938)
    • F.R. 21: 329 (1925)

    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