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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to N. Botswana.

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Uganda, Busoga District: Ndolwa, Langdale-Brown 2323 (KAW, holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Tufted annual or sometimes perennial (fide Greenway).
Morphology Roots
Roots shallow.
Morphology Stem
Stems 10–many, tufted, 4–15 cm long (excluding erect inflorescence bract, which may add another 6–15 cm), round or angular, 0.6–0.8 mm thick, ridged
Morphology Leaves
Leaves absent or very short.
Morphology Leaves Leaf sheaths
Leaf-sheath pale brown, ending in a linear lobe 1–5 mm long or leaf-like; cleistogamous flower often produced in basal leaf-sheath, with transversely wrinkled nutlet 1.3–1.5 × 0.9–1 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence apparently lateral, a dense cluster of 3–15 (sub)sessile spikelets; main inflorescence bract stem-like, 4–16 cm long, slightly flattened and ridged.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets reddish brown and pale brown variegated, ovoid or conical, 3–5 × 1.5–2 mm, with pointed parts of glumes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes spirally arranged, reddish brown with green midrib and pale margin, ovate, 1.3–1.8 mm long, mucronate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style 3-branched
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet pale yellow-brown turning dark brown to black, obovoid, 0.7–1 × 0.5–0.7 mm, bluntly triangular, transversely wrinkled.
Ecology
Seasonally swampy grassland, on mud at pool and swamp edges, on shallow seepage soil over rock; may be very locally common; 950–1650 m
Note
Distinct in the small glumes.
Distribution
Flora districts: U3 K4 T2 T4 T5 T7 Range: Rwanda, Ethiopia, Zambia

Native to:

Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Schoenoplectiella microglumis (Lye) Lye appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bidgood, S. [6119], Tanzania Schoenoplectus microglumis K000468306

First published in Lidia 6: 26 (2003)

Accepted by

  • Browning, J. & al. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 14: 1-455. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Browning, J. & al. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 14: 1-455. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Lidia 6, 1: 26 (2003).

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 2021. 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 2021. 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