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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Somalia to N. Kenya.

[FSOM]

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

Type
S3, “Baddada”, Senni 382 (FT syn.) and “Licchitore”, Senni 214 (FT syn.)
Morphology General Habit
Tufted perennial with woody horizontal rhizome and crowded shoots at the growing end
Morphology Stem
Stems 20–70 cm long and 0.5–1.5 mm thick, angular, glabrous except for minute spine-like hairs below the inflorescence
Morphology Leaves Leaf sheaths
Leaf-sheaths light brown, glabrous except for long flexuose hairs at their openings; blades 5–15 cm long and 0.5–1 mm wide, flat or canaliculate, almost glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence of 2–12 spikelets, either all sessile forming a head or with 1–3 additional stalked spikelets or spikelet-clusters; involucral bracts inconspicuous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets 6–10 x 2–4 mm, ovoid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes 4–6 mm long, reddish brown with a green midrib, minutely hairy, ovate with acute apex; margin ciliate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet 1.4–1.8 mm long, obovate, transversely wrinkled; style base persistent.
Distribution
S3; Northern Kenya
Ecology
Near sea-level to 100 m.

Native to:

Kenya, Somalia

Bulbostylis craspedota Chiov. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fl. Somala 2: 437 (1932)

Accepted by

  • 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.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 4, (1995) Author: by K. A. Lye [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Fl. Somalia 4: 109 (1995), who says it occurs in N Kenya as well. I have seen no specimens.

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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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/
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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