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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa.

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Tufted annual
Morphology Leaves Leaf sheaths
Papery leaf-sheaths
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Distinctly pedicellate spikelets
Ecology
Granite out-crops, lateritic flats and wet flushes.

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Congo-Kinshasa, ?upper Congo, Claessens 1681 & lower Congo, Lode Achten s.n. (BR, syn.) Stems and leaves densely short hairy. Glumes 1.5–2 mm long.
Ecology
Grassland and bushland, sheltered crevices in rocky outcrops; 1050–1400 m
Note
Material with dense patent hairs on the stems is characteristic but specimens otherwise identical in appearance have glabrous stems, e.g. Thomas 4321 (17 Oct. 1945) from the same locality as the cited Thomas 3924; and Hooper et al. 1978 from Kigoma District: Mwange market at junction of Kasulu and Ujiji roads. Lye & Rwaburindore 4404 (Mengo District: Bulemezi, near Kakinzi School, 14 Oct. 1969) is similar.
Distribution
Flora districts: U4 K (recorded by Haines & Lye)T4 Range: Mali to Nigeria, Central African Republic, Congo-Kinshasa, Ethiopia

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Central African Repu, Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Bulbostylis congolensis De Wild. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Nov 1, 2003 Onana, J.-M. [1892], Cameroon Bulbostylis pusilla subsp. congolensis K000746196
Bidgood, S. [5464], Tanzania Bulbostylis pusilla subsp. congolensis K000190694

First published in Pl. Bequaert. 4: 194 (1927)

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.
  • Browning, J. & al. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 14: 1-455. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • 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.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.

Not accepted by

  • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466. [Cited as Bulbostylis pusilla subsp. congolensis.]

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Bodard in Ann. Fac. Sci. Dakar 9: 65. (1963)
  • Pl. Bequaert. 4: 194 (1927)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Browning, J. & al. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 14: 1-455. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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