Rhynchospora rubra (Lour.) Makino

This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Old World.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology Culms
Culms 25–100 cm high, 0.5–2.5 mm in diameter
Morphology Leaves
Leaves basal, 2–3(–5) mm wide
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Involucral bracts 2–8, the lowermost to 7.5 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence globose, dense, 1–1.5 cm across.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets 2–4-flowered, 2.2–10 mm long, compressed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lower flower female, upper one(s) male.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes distichous, 6–8, red-brown, to 6 × 2 mm, keeled, acute or mucronulate, glabrous; bristles in female flower 3–6, thin, whitish, often ciliate or shortly plumose at base, usually shorter than nut, in the lowest male flower 0–3, absent from other flowers
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens (2 –)3.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers 1.8–3 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style base shortly pyramidal, broader than high, suddenly dilated at base, ± 0.5 mm wide Style shortly 2-fid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet dark red-brown, broadly obovoid, 1.2–1.8 × 1–1.5 mm. Laterally compressed, minutely reticulate, hispid at apex.

Native to:

Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Botswana, Cambodia, Caroline Is., China South-Central, China Southeast, Congo, East Himalaya, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Hainan, India, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jawa, Korea, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malaya, Maluku, Marianas, Mozambique, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Guinea, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Philippines, Queensland, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam

Rhynchospora rubra (Lour.) Makino appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Aug 1, 1996 Parnell [95-242], Thailand K000595069 No
Mar 22, 1962 Smitinand, T. [5766], Thailand K000595066 No
Kerr, A.F.G. [11415], Thailand K000595065 No
Sangkhachand, B. [265], Thailand K000595070 No
Smitinand, T. [5767], Thailand K000595072 No
Beusekom, C.F. van [2147], Thailand K000595073 No
Chantaranothai, P. [90/577], Thailand K000595081 No
Chantaranothai, P. [90/51], Thailand K000595083 No
s.coll. [2746] K001057262 Yes
Kerr, A.F.G. [13103], Thailand K000595075 No
Chantaranothai, P. [90/51], Thailand K000595084 No
s.coll. [3422], Nepal K001057263 Yes
Sorensen, T. [726], Thailand K000595071 No
Murata [T16799], Thailand K000595064 No
Kerr, A.F.G. [1219A], Thailand K000595077 No
Kerr, A.F.G. [2648], Thailand K000595076 No
Howard, A.J. [3], Thailand K000595067 No
Kerr, A.F.G. [7309], Thailand K000595078 No
Kerr, A.F.G. [13103], Thailand K000595074 No
Chantaranothai, P. [90/504], Thailand K000595082 No
s.coll. [3422], Myanmar K001057264 Yes
Smitinand, T. [11648], Thailand K000595068 No
Chantaranothai, P. [90/281], Thailand K000595080 No
Beusekom, C.F. van [4262], Thailand K000595079 No

First published in Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 17: 180 (1903)

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Chang, C.S., Kim, H. & Chang, K.S. (2014). Provisional checklist of vascular plants for the Korea peninsula flora (KPF): 1-660. DESIGNPOST.
  • Dey, S. & Prasanna, P.V. (2010). The tribe Rhynchosporeae (Cyperaceae) in India Rheedea 20: 1-19.
  • 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.
  • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.
  • Middleton, D.J. & al. (eds.) (2019). Flora of Singapore 7: 1-525. Singapore Botanic Gardens.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Pandey, R.P. & Dilwakar, P.G. (2008). An integrated check-list flora of Andaman and Nicobar islands, India Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 32: 403-500.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
  • Walker, E.H. (1976). Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu islands: 1-1159. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C., U.S.A.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 23: 1-515. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Chou, S., Chhnang, P. & Kim, Y. (2016). A Checklist for the Seed Plants of Cambodia: 1-272. National Institute of Biological Resources, Korea.
  • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Pandey, R.P. & Dilwakar, P.G. (2008). An integrated check-list flora of Andaman and Nicobar islands, India Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 32: 403-500.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
  • Walker, E.H. (1976). Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu islands: 1-1159. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C., U.S.A.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 23: 1-515. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Botanical Magazine (Tokyo) 17: 180, t. VII, figs 1C & B (1903)

  • 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 2022. 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 2022. 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