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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to South Sudan.

[KBu]

Browning, J. & van der Burgt, X.M. Kew Bull (2012) 67: 421. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12225-012-9389-x

Type
Type: Sierra Leone, Kambia to Kukuna, Morton & Gledhill SL 27 (holotype K!; isotype SL).
Distribution
West and Central Tropical Africa: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Sudan.
Ecology
Seasonally inundated rock pools on inselbergs and hills with grassland or wooded grassland vegetation; alt. 650 – 800 m.
Conservation
The extent of occurrence is over 20,000 km2 and the number of locations is more than ten. Since the species has inconspicuous inflorescences, it is easily overlooked by collectors; therefore it may be more common than the herbarium collections suggest. In the Sula Mountains in Sierra Leone, where the species was specifically searched for, it was found in seven locations. It is likely that there are many more locations in the Sula Mountains. The species is largely immune to human interference because of its habitat preference. Schoenoplectiellaoxyjulos is classified here as Least Concern (IUCN 2011).

[FWTA]

Cyperaceae, Miss S. S. Hooper. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:2. 1972

Morphology General Habit
Tufted rush-like plant 15–35 cm. high
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Spikelets tapering to an acute point and long prominent erect bracts
Ecology
Rock pools or wet flushes on inselbergs.

Native to:

Cameroon, Central African Repu, Guinea, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan

Schoenoplectiella oxyjulos (S.S.Hooper) Lye appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Morton [SL 27], Sierra Leone Schoenoplectus oxyjulos K000416856 holotype

First published in Lidia 6: 26 (2003)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. & Simpson, D.A. (2007). World Checklist of Cyperaceae. Sedges: 1-765. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of West Tropical Africa
Flora of West Tropical 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/
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Kew Bulletin
Kew Bulletin
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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/
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