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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa.
Bulbostylis aff. coleotricha C.B.Cl.

[FWTA]

Cyperaceae, Miss S. S. Hooper. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:2. 1972

Morphology General Habit
Annual up to 40 cm. high, often less
Morphology Leaves
Filiform leaves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Few, relatively large, rounded, dark-tipped spikelets
Ecology
Damp flushes on granite or ironstone rocks, sandy open grassland and as roadside weed.

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Ethiopia, Guendepta, Schimper 1226 (P, lecto.; G, HEID, K!, UPS, iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Slender tufted annual 8–30 cm tall with all parts hairy.
Morphology Stem
Stems 0.3–0.5(–0.8) mm wide, deeply grooved with the ridges scabrid-hairy
Morphology Leaves
Leaf sheaths with long slender hairs 3–10 mm long; blades 3–15 cm long, 0.2–0.5 mm wide, channeled, distinctly ridged and with short stiff dense hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences lax with one sessile spikelet and 2–8 stalked spikelets, or groups of spikelets, but sometimes only 1–3 spikelets; main inflorescence bracts longer than the longest spikelet, all bracts narrowly lanceolate with long subulate apices with long hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets ovoid, 2–5 mm long, 1.5–3 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes pale to dark brown with conspicuous pale green midrib, ovate, 2–3 mm long, glabrous to densely shortly white-hairy and margins ciliate, awned
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets grey, pale yellow or yellow-brown to dark brown, obovoid, 3-angled, 0.8–1 mm long, minutely papillose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style-base persisting as dark knob at maturity.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

Bulbostylis coleotricha (Hochst. ex A.Rich.) C.B.Clarke appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1968 Geerling, C. [1197], Burkina Faso K000391957
s.coll. [41], Mali K000391952
Jaeger, P. [15], Mali K000391951
Hepper, F.N. [3764], Mali K000391953
Jaeger, P. [79], Mali K000391955
Jaeger, P. [48], Mali K000391954

First published in T.A.Durand & H.Schinz, Consp. Fl. Afric. 5: 613 (1894)

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.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(2): 1-94. ORSTOM, Bangui.
  • Cabezas, F., Aedo, C. & Velayos, M. (2004). Checklist of the Cyperaceae of Equatorial Guinea (Annobón, Bioko, Río Muni) Belgian Journal of Botany 137: 3-26.
  • 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.
  • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.
  • Jones, M. (1991). A checklist of Gambian plants: 1-33. Michael Jones, The Gambia College.
  • Lye, K.A. & Thery, P. (2012). Flore du Gabon 44: 1-230. Muséum National D'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
  • Velayos, M., Aedo, C., Cabezas, F., de la Estrella, M., Barberá, P. & Fero, M. (eds.) (2014). Flora de Guinea Ecuatorial 11: 1-416. Consejo superior de investigaciones científicas, Real jardín botánico, Madrid.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Bodard in Ann. Fac. Sci. Dakar 9: 74. (1963)
  • in Dur. & Schinz, Consp. Fl. Afr. 5: 613 (1895)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(2): 1-94. ORSTOM, Bangui.
  • Cabezas, F., Aedo, C. & Velayos, M. (2004). Checklist of the Cyperaceae of Equatorial Guinea (Annobón, Bioko, Río Muni) Belgian Journal of Botany 137: 3-26.
  • Catarino, L., Martins, E.S., Diniz, M.A. & Pinto-Basto, M.F. (2006). Check-list da flora vascular do parque natural das Lagos de Cufada (Guiné-Bissau) Garcia de Orta, Série de Botânica 17: 97-141.
  • 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.
  • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.
  • Jones, M. (1991). A checklist of Gambian plants: 1-33. Michael Jones, The Gambia College.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Ann. Fac. Sci. Univ. Dakar 9: 74 (1963)
  • Durand & Schinz, Consp. Fl. Afr. 5: 613 (1895)
  • F.T.A. 8: 442 (1902)
  • F.W.T.A. ed. 2, 3: 317 (1972)
  • Fl. Eth. 6: 420, fig. 212.47 (1997).
  • Haines & Lye, Sedges & Rushes E. Afr.: 118, fig. 220, 221 (1983)

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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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