1. Family: Cyperaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Isolepis R.Br.
      1. Isolepis sepulcralis Steud.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to S. Africa, Madagascar, Tristan da Cunha.

    [FTEA]

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

    Type
    Type: St. Helena, near Napoleon’s grave, D’Urville 69a (P, holo.; P, K!, iso.)
    Habit
    Tufted annual or short-lived perennial.
    Rhizomes
    Rhizome whitish, ascending, 1–12 × 0.3–1 mm.
    Culms
    Culms 2–26 cm tall, 0.1–0.6 mm diameter, without nodes
    Leaves
    Leaves with sheath 1–23 × 0.2–0.7 mm, brown; blade 1–43 × 0.1–0.4 mm
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence pseudolateral, occasionally proliferating.
    Bracts
    Bract 2–16 × 0.1–0.6 mm.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets 1–5, 1.3–4.9 × 0.7–2 mm, with 7–32 glumes.
    Glume
    Glumes green to dark brown, 0.7–1.3 × 0.2–0.6 mm, acute, midrib green or partly dark brown with mucro < 0.1 mm
    Stamens
    Stamens 1–2.
    Anthers
    Anthers 0.2–0.4 mm, not crested
    Style
    Style trifid
    Fruits
    Nutlets dark brown, 0.5–0.8 × 0.3–0.4 mm, minutely papillose.
    Ecology
    Seepage and wet grassland; 1800–2300 m
    Distribution
    Range: Angola, Zimbabwe, South Africa; Atlantic Is., MadagascarAustralia and New Zealand Flora districts: K4 T7

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Madagascar, Northern Provinces, Tanzania, Tristan da Cunha, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    New South Wales, New Zealand North, St.Helena, Windward Is.

    Isolepis sepulcralis Steud. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1995 Fries, R.E. [843], Kenya K000416537
    Mar 14, 1977 Drege [s.n.], South Africa K000416602 isotype
    Mar 14, 1977 Tyson, W. [2861], South Africa K000416603 holotype
    Hildebrandt, J.M. [3739], Madagascar K000416540 Unknown type material
    Fries, R.E. [1146], Kenya K000416538

    First published in Syn. Pl. Glumac. 2: 94 (1855)

    Accepted by

    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    • 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: 337 (2002).
    • Sedges & Rushes E. Afr.: 140 (1983)
    • Syn. Pl. Glumac. 2: 94 (1855)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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