1. Family: Cyperaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Carex L.
      1. Carex uhligii K.Schum. ex C.B.Clarke

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Type
    Type: South Africa, E slope of Table Mt, near Konstantia, Ecklon & Zeyher s.n. (S, lecto.) (chosen by Kukkonen)
    Habit
    Slender greenish yellow perennial 30–90 cm tall with slightly swollen base covered with fibrous remains of old leaf-bases
    Leaves
    Leaves 15–40 cm long, 2–5 mm wide, flat, scabrid on margin and some veins.
    Leaf sheaths
    Sheaths pale green to reddish, 1–2 cm long; ligule a distinct brownish or white rib
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences borne at most nodes with 1–2 branches, 6–20 mm long, the axes very scabrid; some male flowers at each branch tip with 2–5 female flowers below.
    Glume
    Lower female glumes 6 mm long including a 2–3 mm long awn, the upper 4–5 mm long equalling or shorter than utricle; male glumes smaller
    Fruits
    Utricles brown with a green stripe on at least 2 faces, triangular, 4–6 mm long (including the 1.5–2 mm long beak), with very distinct longitudinal ridges, containing a yellowish triangular smooth nutlet 3 mm long and a flattened green scabrid axis which sometimes develops into a narrow club-like male spikelet up to 10 mm long.
    Ecology
    Open areas of upland forest, upland grassland, mist forest, streamsides, termite mounds; 1050–2800 m
    Note
    C.B. Clarke gives Schum. MS. for C. uhligii but whether he saw this at B or there was a duplicate at K is not known (not at K now).
    Distribution
    Range: Ethiopia to South Africa Flora districts: U1 K1 K3 K4 K6 K7 T1 T2 T3 T7

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, Ethiopia, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Provinces, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe

    Carex uhligii K.Schum. ex C.B.Clarke appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2003 s.coll. [2], South Africa Schoenoxiphium lehmannii K000693811 isolectotype
    Jan 1, 1985 Drege [s.n.], South Africa Schoenoxiphium lehmannii K000363528
    Jan 1, 1985 Ecklon, Zeyher [s.n.], South Africa Schoenoxiphium lehmannii K000363529
    Feb 7, 1902 [Reichenbach]. [1], South Africa Schoenoxiphium lehmannii K000693813
    Drège, J.F. [s.n.], South Africa Schoenoxiphium lehmannii K000693812 syntype

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 38: 136 (1906)

    Not accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. & Simpson, D.A. (2007). World Checklist of Cyperaceae. Sedges: 1-765. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Schoenoxiphium lehmannii.]
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Schoenoxiphium lehmannii.]

    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/
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