1. Family: Cyperaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Isolepis R.Br.
      1. Isolepis kilimanjarica R.W.Haines & Lye

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Mt. Kilimanjaro).

    [FTEA]

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

    Type
    Type: Tanzania, Hedberg 1348 (UPS, holo.; NU, iso.)
    Habit
    Tufted annual or short-lived perennial.
    Rhizomes
    Rhizome whitish, horizontal, to 1–5 × 1–1.5 mm.
    Culms
    Culms 1–3 cm tall, 0.3–0.4 mm diameter, without nodes
    Leaves
    Leaves with brown sheath 4–10 × 0.4–0.8 mm; blade 30–70 × 0.6–1.5 mm
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence pseudolateral, not proliferating.
    Bracts
    Bract to 10 mm.
    Spikelets
    Spikelet 1, 4–5 × 2–2.5 mm.
    Glume
    Glumes green or with brown to dark brown patches, 3–3.5 mm, acute, midrib green with mucro < 0.1 mm
    Stamens
    Stamens 3
    Style
    Style trifid
    Fruits
    Nutlets brown, 1.2–1.4 × 0.9–1 mm, surface with longitudinal ribs and densely set transverse bars connecting the ribs.
    Ecology
    Alpine bog; 4350 m
    Distribution
    Flora districts: T2 Flora districts: Known only from the type

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Isolepis kilimanjarica R.W.Haines & Lye appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Not. 127: 522 (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: 292 (2002).
    • Sedges & Rushes E. Afr.: 136 (1983)
    • Bot. Notiser 127 (4): 522 (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