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This species is accepted, and its native range is Guinea, SW. Ethiopia to Zambia.

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

Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a solitary terminal spikelet or or with 1–2 additional spikelets.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peducle 1–6 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bract glumaceous with subulate apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelet 8–12 mm long, 2–4 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes spirally arranged, light brown with darker areas and green midrib, ovate-lanceolate, 3–4.5 mm long, minutely hairy
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style branches 3, densely papillose Style base red-brown, persistent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nut whitish, obovoid, 1.2 mm long, 0.8 mm wide, trigonous with 3 distinct longitudinal ribs, transversely wrinkled and with close microscopic raised riblets.
Ecology
Miscanthus and other perennial wet bogs; 1200–2000 m
Note
Hutchinson (F.W.T.A. ed. 1, 2: 477 (1936)) first proposed the name B. clarkeana and it appeared in his key, which would have validated it but for the fact that after 1 Jan. 1935 Latin descriptions became necessary. Haines & Lye say ‘not in Kenya or Tanzania’ but I have accepted Robinson’s determination of his no. 4851 as this species. Bodard (1963) cites Drummond & Hemsley 2464 but there is an error somewhere; their field book gives this as a Rubiacea from the W Usambaras.
Type
Type: Guinea, Sulimania, Erimakuna, Scott Elliot 5244 (K!, holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Perennial 50–80 cm tall with creeping rhizome and ± closely set slender stems 0.4–0.8 mm wide, angular, glabrous or minutely scabrid above
Morphology Leaves
Leaf sheaths reddish to dark purple, glabrous, ending in a leaf-like tip to 2 cm long, but no proper leafblades
Distribution
Range: Guinea, Zambia Flora districts: U4 T4 T7

Native to:

Burundi, Ethiopia, Guinea, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia

Bulbostylis clarkeana Hutch. ex Bodard appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Soc. Bot. France 108: 308 (1962)

Accepted by

  • Browning, J. & al. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 14: 1-455. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Edwards, S., Demissew, S., & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1997). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 6: i-xxviii, 1-586. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • 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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Edwards, S., Demissew, S., & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1997). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 6: i-xxviii, 1-586. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Ann. Fac. Sci. Univ. Dakar 9: 66 (1963)
  • Bull. Soc. Bot. Fr. 108: 308 (1961)
  • Haines & Lye, Sedges & Rushes E. Afr.: 102, fig. 175, 176 (1983).

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