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This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Canada to Tropical America.
Bulbostylis capillaris (L.) C.B.Clarke

[KBu]

López, M.G. & Simpson, D.A. 2012. Kew Bulletin 67: 225. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12225-012-9354-8

Morphology Culms
Culms 0.25 – 0.3 mm wide, subtrigonous, longitudinally 7-ribbed
Morphology General Habit
Tufted plants, 10 – 24 cm tall
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ⅓ as long as culm, some reduced to bladeless sheaths; blade 3 – 7.5 cm long, capillary, flat to slightly concave, lower surface 3-nerved, margins and nerves scabrid; sheath 1 – 2 cm long, membranous, stramineous with ferrugineous blotches, longitudinally lineate, apex ciliate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2, anthers 0.3 mm long, connective tip rounded to slightly acute, filaments band-shaped
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma branches 3; style base thickened, persistent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets obovoid, 0.75 × 0.7 mm, trigonous, stramineous to pale chestnut-brown; surface transversely rugose, cells longitudinally elongated; style-base flattened, reddish, persistent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a simple, lax or dense anthelodium with 3 – 5 spikelets; involucral bracts leaf-like, the basal bract shorter than or ± equalling inflorescence
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes ovate, ± 1.75 × 1.5 mm, apex emarginate, reddish with brown patches, midrib stramineous, sides membranous, hispid, margins ciliate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets ovoid, 3 – 5 × 1.75 – 2.5 mm, rachilla contracted, winged, persistent

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 30 - 2180 m.; Amazonia, Andes, Guayana y Serranía de La Macarena, Llanura del Caribe.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba
Conservation
No Evaluada

Native to:

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, California, Colombia, Connecticut, Cuba, Delaware, District of Columbia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Florida, French Guiana, Georgia, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Jamaica, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Nicaragua, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Peru, Puerto Rico, Québec, Rhode I., South Carolina, Suriname, Tennessee, Texas, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Windward Is., Wisconsin

Introduced into:

Hawaii

Bulbostylis capillaris (L.) Kunth ex C.B.Clarke appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dec 1, 2003 Amorim, A. [521], Bahia K000189002
Dec 1, 2003 Amorim, A. [515], Bahia K000189001
Dec 1, 2003 Amorim, A. [521], Bahia K000189003
Oct 1, 2003 Gardner, G. [1437], Alagoas K000188989
Oct 1, 2003 Harley, R.M. [17111], Bahia K000188987
Oct 1, 2003 Mori, S.A. [9469], Bahia K000188986
Oct 1, 2003 Harley, R.M. [15983], Bahia K000188983
Oct 1, 2003 Harley, R.M. [16601], Bahia K000188980
Oct 1, 2003 Pirani, J.R. [7227A], Bahia K000188973
Oct 1, 2003 Harley, R.M. [19424A], Bahia K000188979
Oct 1, 2003 Sano, P.T. [14662], Bahia K000188975
Oct 1, 2003 Gardner, G. [1437], Alagoas K000188988
Oct 1, 2003 Harley, R.M. [19257], Bahia K000188985
Oct 1, 2003 Souza, V.C. [5428], Bahia K000189010
Aug 1, 1990 Harley, R.M. [26517], Bahia K000188969
Aug 1, 1990 Harley, R.M. [26512], Bahia K000188968
Aug 1, 1990 Harley, R.M. [25950], Bahia K000188971
Jan 1, 1990 Harley, R.M. [27193], Bahia K000188970
Jun 1, 1988 Harley, R.M. [24479], Bahia K000188974
May 1, 1987 Noblick, L.R. [s.n.], Bahia K000188958
Jan 1, 1986 Coradin, L. [6143], Bahia K000188952
Feb 1, 1985 Noblick, L.R. [3172], Bahia K000188959
Jan 1, 1983 Mori, S.A. [14093], Bahia K000188961
Jan 1, 1983 Mori, S.A. [14061], Bahia K000188960
Jan 1, 1983 Hatschbach, G. [45077], Bahia K000188953
Oct 1, 1981 Santos, T.S. [3568], Bahia K000188955
Jan 1, 1979 Mori, S.A. [9600], Bahia K000188957
Sep 1, 1978 Harley, R.M. [18578], Bahia K000188984
Sep 1, 1978 Harley, R.M. [20118], Bahia K000188965
Sep 1, 1978 Harley, R.M. [20103], Bahia K000188963
Sep 1, 1978 Harley, R.M. [19658], Bahia K000188962
Sep 1, 1978 Harley, R.M. [18895], Bahia K000188978
Sep 1, 1978 Harley, R.M. [18931], Bahia K000188981
Sep 1, 1978 Harley, R.M. [18883], Bahia K000188967
Sep 1, 1978 Harley, R.M. [19553], Bahia K000188977
Feb 1, 1978 Harley, R.M. [19356A], Bahia K000188964
Harley, R.M. [26997], Bahia K000188976
Mori, S.A. [9938], Bahia K000188956
Carvalho, A.M. [2514], Bahia K000188954
Harley, R.M. [26059], Bahia K000188972
Oct 1, 2003 Coradin, L. [6143], Bahia Fimbristylis capillaris K000189086

First published in J.D.Hooker, Fl. Brit. India 6: 652 (1893)

Accepted by

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Espejo Serna, A. & López-Ferrari, A.R. (1997). Las Monocotiledóneas Mexicanas una Sinopsis Florística 5: 1-98. Consejo Nacional de la Flora de México, México D.F.
  • 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. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.
  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
  • Idárraga-Piedrahita, A., Ortiz, R.D.C., Callejas Posada, R. & Merello, M. (eds.) (2011). Flora de Antioquia: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares 2: 1-939. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín.
  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • Rothrock, P.E. (2009). Sedges of Indiana and adjacent states: the non-Carex species: 1-271. Indiana Academy of Sciences.
  • Silveira, G.H. & Longhi-Wagner, H.M. (2008). Cyperaceae Juss. no Morro Santana - Porto Alegre e Viamåo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil Iheringia: Botânica 63: 295-320.
  • de Moura Júnior, E.G. & al. (2015). Updated checklist of aquatic macrophytes from Northern Brazil Acta Amazonica 45: 111-132.

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Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2005). Monocotyledons and Gymnosperms of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 52: 1-415.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Espejo Serna, A. & López-Ferrari, A.R. (1997). Las Monocotiledóneas Mexicanas una Sinopsis Florística 5: 1-98. Consejo Nacional de la Flora de México, México D.F.
  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
  • Idárraga-Piedrahita, A., Ortiz, R.D.C., Callejas Posada, R. & Merello, M. (eds.) (2011). Flora de Antioquia: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares 2: 1-939. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín.
  • de Moura Júnior, E.G. & al. (2015). Updated checklist of aquatic macrophytes from Northern Brazil Acta Amazonica 45: 111-132.

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