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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Central Tropical Africa to Uganda and W. Zambia.

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

Type
Type: Congo-Kinshasa, Lower Congo, Kisantu, Vanderyst 28044, 28175, 28178, 28181, 28182 & Kisantu, Kikonka, Vanderyst 33327 (all BR, syn.) & between Kasindi and Lubango in Kibali Ituri W of Lake Edward, Lebrun 4785 (BR, syn.)
Morphology General Habit
Small tufted perennial 6–20 cm tall with the new shoots appearing amongst the old which are usually rotted or burnt.
Morphology Stem
Stems 0.4–0.5 mm thick
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 4–8 cm long, 0.2–0.4 mm wide, flat or channeled, glabrous or with a few spine-like hairs particularly near the apex. Leaf sheaths pale or reddish brown, glabrous save at the throat which has many hairs 3–5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence of 3–many sessile spreading spikelets forming a head or cross.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts 3–12 mm long, ± erect.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets 3–5 mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide, acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes reddish brown with paler midrib and margins, acute or shortly subulate, glabrous and shiny
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet pale brown, obovoid, 1 mm long, 0.6 mm wide, smooth and shiny.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style base blackish, persistent
Ecology
Disturbed dry sandy Loudetia kagerensis grassland and open sandy ground on raised beach near lake; 1100–1200 m
Note
Bodard puts this in the synonymy of B. puberula var. viguieri (Cherm.) Bodard but this Madagascan taxon is not the same.
Distribution
Flora districts: U4 Range: Congo-Kinshasa, Burundi

Native to:

Burundi, Gabon, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Bulbostylis cardiocarpoides Cherm. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Rev. Zool. Bot. Africaines 24: 298 (1934)

Accepted by

  • Browning, J. & al. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 14: 1-455. 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.
  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.
  • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.
  • Lye, K.A. & Thery, P. (2012). Flore du Gabon 44: 1-230. Muséum National D'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Browning, J. & al. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 14: 1-455. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • B.J.B.B. 13: 282 (1935)
  • Haines & Lye, Sedges & Rushes E. Afr.: 122, fig. 230, 231 (1983).
  • Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr. 24: 298 (1934)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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