1. Family: Cyperaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Carex L.
      1. Carex runssoroensis K.Schum.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. DR Congo to Kenya (Mountains).

    [FTEA]

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

    Type
    Type: Congo-Kinshasa, Ruwenzori, Butahu Valley, Stuhlmann 2454 (B†, holo.; K, iso.!)
    Habit
    Perennial forming tussocks 0.5–1 m tall and up to 1 m in diameter, the rhizome sometimes distinctly creeping.
    Culms
    Culms terete, glabrous
    Leaves
    Leaves scarcely developed or sheaths with brown blades 0.5–2.5(–5) cm long but never very long and narrow as in C monostachya, smooth; basal sheaths dark chestnut brown
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a solitary terminal spike, dark chestnut brown, 2–5 cm long, up to 1 cm wide with glumes spreading, with male flowers above and female below. Inflorescence bracts similar, 0.5–1.5 cm long, often shortly awned
    Glume
    Glumes dark chestnut brown, often with paler midrib and sometimes paler margins, broadly lanceolate up to 10 mm long, and 3 mm wide, acute at the apex
    Fruits
    Nut narrowly ellipsoid, much narrower than the utricle. Utricle brownish, oblong or obovoid, 3.5–5 mm long, 1.2 mm wide, compressed, the beak 0.75 mm long

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Zaïre

    Carex runssoroensis K.Schum. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Feb 14, 1899 Stuhlmann [2454], Congo, DRC K000363490

    First published in H.G.A.Engler, Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C: 129 (1895)

    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

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Haines & Lye, Sedges and Rushes E. Afr.: 370, fig. 763 (1983).
    • Journ. E. Afr. Nat. Hist. Soc. 24 (106): 9 (1963)
    • A.V.P.: 57 (1957)
    • Robyns & Tournay, F.P.N.A. 3: 282, fig. 9, t. 40 (1955)
    • K.B. 1910: 254 (1910)
    • E.P. 4, 20 (Cyp.-Car.): 74 (1909)
    • F.T.A. 8: 516 (1902)
    • P.O.A. C: 129 (1895)

    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
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