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This species is accepted, and its native range is Temp. & Subtropical.
Bolboschoenus maritimus

[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. 0 - 50 m.; Llanura del Caribe, Pacífico.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba, acuática
Conservation
No Evaluada

[FTEA]

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

Type
Types: Sweden, Roslagen, Linnaeus s.n. (UPS, Herb. Celsius 2: 212, lecto.); Sweden, E Roslagen, Borstill, 2 km W of Kalla near Husbacka, Nilsson 9515 (UPS, epitype; BR, H, MO, NU, NY, isoepitypes)
Morphology General Habit
Perennial 0.4–1.2 m tall with swollen stem bases and stiff spreading rhizomes.
Morphology Stem
Stems triangular, glabrous, 2–5(–10) mm thick, covered in the lower half by green leaf sheaths with brown slightly hairy throats; blades long and flat, the upper overtopping the stem, 25–40 mm long, 5–10 mm wide, scabrid on keel and margins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Main bracts 8–15 cm long and overtopping the inflorescence
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence compound, open, with terminal cluster of several sessile spikelets and with small heads of 1–3 sessile spikelets, the heads on unequal branches 1–3 cm long, the total number of spikelets per inflorescence being 20–40(–50).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets golden brown to reddish brown, elongate, (5–)15–40 mm long, 3–5 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes golden or pale to dark brown, 5–6 mm long, emarginate and with a mucro
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth segments 6, white or brown, linear with retrorse bristles
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens with long flattened filaments
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets pale brown becoming dark brown, obovoid, 2–2.6(–3) mm long, 1.4–1.8(–2.3) mm wide, smooth, bluntly acuminate, convex on one side and flattened on the other
Figures
Fig. 4, p22
Ecology
Seasonal swamps, often on black cotton or saline soil, muddy river banks, lake flood plains, ricefields; 10–1350 m
Note
Dr Jane Browning informed the editor just before publication that she believes B. maritimus does not occur in tropical Africa, and that our taxon should be named B. glaucus (Lam.) S.G. Smith in Novon 5: 101 (1995); basionym Scirpus glaucus Lam., Tabl. Encycl. 1: 142 (1791). Type: Senegal, Rousillon s.n. (P-Lam., holo.). Browning, Gordon-Gray, Smith & van Staden published on this subject in Nordic. J. Bot. 1: 475–482 (1998).
Distribution
Range: Mauretania, Senegal, Mali, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique; widespread in temperate and tropical regions Flora districts: K1 K4 K7 T2 T3 T4 T5

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Perennial with long hardened stolons ending in tubers or stems; stems 40–120 cm long and 2–5 mm thick, sharply triangular, pith-filled or hollow
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades 25–40 cm long and 3–10 mm wide, flat; sheaths greenish
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence with clusters of spikelets on branches of very unequal length (usually 0.5–3 cm long); total number of spikelets usually 5–40; largest involucral bracts usually 8–15 cm long, erect or spreading, similar to the leaf-blades
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets 10–50 mm long and 3–5 mm wide, ovate to elongate and often somewhat curved, golden brown to reddish brown
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes 5–6 mm long, ovate with midrib excurrent; margin and surface with minute hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth-bristles 6
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style with 3 branches
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet 2–2.6 x 1.4–1.8 mm, 3-angular, dark brown and smooth as mature.
Distribution
S2, 3; pantropical as well as in temperate regions.
Ecology
Altitude: near sea-level to 100 m.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Alaska, Albania, Alberta, Altay, Amur, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Assam, Austria, Azores, Baleares, Baltic States, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil South, British Columbia, Bulgaria, California, Cambodia, Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Central European Rus, Chad, Chile Central, China North-Central, Chita, Colombia, Colorado, Connecticut, Corse, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Gulf States, Hawaii, Hungary, Idaho, Illinois, India, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Kriti, Krym, Kuwait, Laos, Louisiana, Madeira, Maine, Manitoba, Massachusetts, Mexico Central, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mongolia, Montana, Nansei-shoto, Nebraska, Netherlands, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Newfoundland, North Caucasus, North Dakota, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Northwest Territorie, Norway, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oman, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Qinghai, Québec, Rhode I., Romania, Sardegna, Saskatchewan, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, South Dakota, South European Russi, Spain, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Texas, Thailand, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Utah, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Virginia, Washington, West Siberia, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Indiana

Bolboschoenus maritimus (L.) Palla appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bidgood, S. [6312], Tanzania K000468113
Hepper, F.N. [12078], Lebanon K000315880
Hepper, F.N. [12076], Lebanon K000315881
Sandwith, N.Y. [6265], Spain K000204967
Roxburgh, W. [419] K001057225
Korolkov, N.J. [s.n.] K001057226
Kerr, A.F.G. [21409], Thailand K000595015
Cope, T.A. [RBG 191], United Kingdom K000914492
Bidgood, S. [6139], Tanzania K000468286
Regel, E.A. von [s.n.], China K001057227
Kerr, A.F.G. [21409], Thailand K000595016
Batanouny, K.H. [2502], Qatar Scirpus maritimus K000315879
Clarke, C.B. [s.n.], Jordan Scirpus maritimus K000315884
Clarke, C.B. [s.n.] Scirpus maritimus K000315929
Nejdel-Stems [s.n.], Lebanon Scirpus maritimus K000315885
Clarke, C.B. [s.n.], Lebanon Scirpus maritimus K000315883

First published in W.D.J.Koch, Syn. Deut. Schweiz. Fl., ed. 3: 2532 (1905)

Accepted by

  • Balkrishna, A. (2018). Flora of Morni Hills (Research & Possibilities): 1-581. Divya Yoga Mandir Trust.
  • Brundu, G. & Camarda, I. (2013). The Flora of Chad: a checklist and brief analysis PhytoKeys 23: 1-18.
  • Castroviejo, S. & al. (eds.) (2008). Flora Iberica 18: 1-420. Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC, Madrid.
  • 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.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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.
  • Hroudová, Z., Gregor, T. & Zákravsky, P. (2009). Die verbreitung von Bolboschoenus-Arten in Deutschland Kochia 4: 1-22.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Rad, M.A., Hroudová, Z. & Marhold, K. (2010). The genus Bolboschoenus in Iran: taxonomy and distribution Nordic Journal of Botany 28: 588-602.
  • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Konspekt Flora Kavkaza 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 23: 1-515. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

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Kew Backbone Distributions

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Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Koch, Syn. Deutsch. Schweiz. Fl. ed. 3, 3: 2531 (1904)
  • Strelitzia 2: 25, figs. 8, 9 (1995)
  • Taxon 48: 356 (1999)
  • Willdenowia 36: 105, fig. 1 (2006).

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
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Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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