1. Family: Cyperaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Isolepis R.Br.
      1. Isolepis graminoides (R.W.Haines & Lye) Lye

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Tropical Africa (Ruwenzori, Mt. Elgon).

    [FTEA]

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

    Type
    Type: Kenya, Hamilton 1418 (MHU, holo.; EA, iso.)
    Habit
    Mat-forming short-lived perennial.
    Rhizomes
    Rhizome 3–12 × 0.3–0.8 mm, horizontal, green and above ground.
    Culms
    Culms 0.5–3.2 cm tall, 0.2–0.6 mm diameter, with peduncle 0.2–0.5 cm, 0.2–0.4 mm diameter, with nodes
    Leaves
    Leaves with sheath green, 3–14 × 0.4–1 mm and covering peduncle and part of spikelet; blade 12–35 × 0.3–1.2 mm
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence terminal, not proliferating.
    Bracts
    Bract 3–4 × 0.8–1 mm.
    Spikelets
    Spikelet 1, 3–7.1 × 0.9–2 mm, with 5–18 glumes.
    Glume
    Glumes green or with brown patches, 2–3.1 × 0.6–1 mm, obtuse, midrib green with mucro < 0.1 mm long
    Stamens
    Stamens 3.
    Anthers
    Anthers 0.7–0.9 mm long, crested
    Style
    Style bifid
    Fruits
    Nutlets brown, 1–1.5 × 0.7–0.9 mm, minutely reticulate.
    Ecology
    Afroalpine bogs; 3200–3500 m
    Distribution
    Flora districts: U2 U3 K3 Range: Not known elsewhere

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Uganda

    Isolepis graminoides (R.W.Haines & Lye) Lye appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Not. 127: 525 (1974)

    Accepted by

    • 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. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • K.B. 57: 282 (2002).
    • Sedges & Rushes E. Afr.: 138 (1983)
    • Bot. Notiser 127(4): 525 (1974)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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