1. Family: Cyperaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Isolepis R.Br.
      1. Isolepis setacea (L.) R.Br.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Temp. & Subtropical Eurasia, Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Type
    Type: Europe (LINN, lecto., chosen by Simpson et al. 2001)
    Habit
    Tufted annual or short-lived perennial.
    Rhizomes
    Rhizome whitish, ascending or occasionally horizontal, 1–18 × 0.3–1 mm.
    Culms
    Culms 1.2–25 cm tall, 0.2–0.8 mm diameter, without nodes
    Leaves
    Leaves with brown sheath 2–33 × 0.3–1 mm; blade 1–98 × 0.1–0.7 mm
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence pseudolateral, not proliferating.
    Bracts
    Bract 2–23 × 0.2–0.6 mm.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets 1–4, 1.7–6.5 × 0.5–2.5 mm; with 4–35 glumes.
    Glume
    Glumes green or with brown to dark brown patches, 1–2.5 × 0.4–1 mm, acute, midrib green with mucro < 0.1 mm long
    Stamens
    Stamens 1–3.
    Anthers
    Anthers 0.2–0.6 mm, crested
    Style
    Style trifid
    Fruits
    Nutlets brown to dark brown, 0.7–1.3 × 0.4–0.9 mm, surface with longitudinal ribs and densely set transverse bars connecting the ribs.
    Ecology
    Seepage and wet grassland; 2400–3800 m
    Distribution
    Range: Widespread in alpine and subalpine regions in Europe, Africa, India, and Western China Flora districts: U2 U3 K2 K3 K4 T2 T6 T7

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Assam, Austria, Azores, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central European Rus, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Corse, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East European Russia, East Himalaya, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Free State, Føroyar, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hungary, Iceland, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kirgizstan, KwaZulu-Natal, Lebanon-Syria, Lesotho, Madeira, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, North Caucasus, Northern Provinces, Northwest European R, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Qinghai, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, South European Russi, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, West Himalaya, Xinjiang, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zaïre

    Introduced into:

    Bolivia, British Columbia, California, Costa Rica, Ecuador, New Jersey, New Zealand North, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tasmania, Washington

    Isolepis setacea (L.) R.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sheahan, M-C. [MCS179], United Kingdom K000696366

    First published in Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland.: 222 (1810)

    Accepted by

    • Velayos, M., Aedo, C., Cabezas, F., de la Estrella, M., Barberá, P. & Fero, M. (eds.) (2014). Flora de Guinea Ecuatorial 11: 1-416. Consejo superior de investigaciones científicas, Real jardín botánico, Madrid.
    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 23: 1-515. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.
    • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
    • Castroviejo, S. & al. (eds.) (2008). Flora Iberica 18: 1-420. Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC, Madrid.
    • Jermy, C., Simpson, D., Foley, M. & Porter, M. (2007). Sedges of the British Isles. B.S.B.I. Handbook No. 1, ed. 3: 1-554. Botanical Society of the British Isles, London.
    • Govaerts, R. & Simpson, D.A. (2007). World Checklist of Cyperaceae. Sedges: 1-765. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Conspectus Florae Caucasi 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.
    • Boulos, L. (2005). Flora of Egypt 4: 1-617. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
    • Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Hammel, B.E. & al. (2003). Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica 2: 1-694. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Velayos, M., Aedo, C., Cabezas, F., de la Estrella, M., Barberá, P. & Fero, M. (eds.) (2014). Flora de Guinea Ecuatorial 11: 1-416. Consejo superior de investigaciones científicas, Real jardín botánico, Madrid.
    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 23: 1-515. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Barina, Z. & Pifkó, D. (2008). Additions and amendments to the flora of Albania Willdenowia 38: 455-464.
    • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Conspectus Florae Caucasi 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • K.B. 57: 289 (2002)
    • Fl. Eth. 6: 423, fig. 212.52 (1997).
    • Sedges & Rushes E. Afr.: 134 (1983)
    • Prod.: 222 (1810)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. 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 2018. 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