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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Old World to S. Russian Far East.

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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: Nepal, Wallich 3514c (K!, syn. or lecto.)
Morphology General Habit
Tufted annual 5–30 cm tall, glabrous or with scattered short spine-like hairs on stems and leaves.
Morphology Stem
Stems deeply grooved, 0.2–0.4 mm wide
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-sheath with many slender hairs 1–2 mm long; blades 0.2–0.3 mm wide
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence of one sessile spikelet and up to 8 stalked spikelets, the stalks shorter or longer than the spikelets.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts filiform, 4–7 mm long, the longest exceeding the sessile spikelet.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets 2–4 mm long, 1.5–3 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes few, dark brown with green or grey midrib, 1.5–3 mm long, obtuse with tiny point, glabrous or pubescent but margin ciliate, spreading when in fruit
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets whitish yellow, obovoid, about half the length of the glume and forcing the glumes open at maturity, 1 mm long, becoming brown or greyish with white margins, obscurely to very distinctly tuberculate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style-base persisting as a yellowish brown or dark brown knob
Figures
Fig. 15, p99
Note
Hooper records B. densa var. densa from Senegal to Cameroon and throughout the tropics, and var. cameroonensis (C.B. Clarke) Hooper from Mt Cameroon (see general Note).

Native to:

Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Chad, China North-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Free State, Gabon, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., India, Japan, Jawa, Kazan-retto, Kenya, Korea, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Manchuria, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Guinea, New South Wales, Niger, Norfolk Is., Northern Provinces, Philippines, Primorye, Queensland, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Bulbostylis densa (Wall.) Hand.-Mazz. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2007 Hedberg, O. [93145], Cameroon K000087415
Jan 1, 1998 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [271], Cameroon K000541210
Jan 1, 1998 Thomas, D.W. [9407], Cameroon K000541211
Jan 1, 1998 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [294], Cameroon K000541218
Jan 1, 1998 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [293], Cameroon K000541209
Jan 1, 1998 Thomas, D.W. [9307], Cameroon K000541217
May 1, 1996 Zapfack, L. [1126], Cameroon K000541208
Jan 1, 1961 Smitinand, T. [5944], Thailand K000498909
Jan 1, 1961 Chantaranothai, P. [90/619], Thailand K000498910
Charoenphol, C. [4235], Thailand K000498911

First published in Vegetationsbilder 20(7): 16 (1930)

Accepted by

  • 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.
  • Chang, C.S., Kim, H. & Chang, K.S. (2014). Provisional checklist of vascular plants for the Korea peninsula flora (KPF): 1-660. DESIGNPOST.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
  • Rahman, M.O. (2004). Second list of angiospermic taxa of Bangladesh not included in Hooker's 'Flora of British India' and Prain's 'Bengal Plants': series I Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy 11: 77-82.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
  • Tanaka, N., Koyama, T. & Murata, J. (2005). The flowering plants of Mt. Popa, central Myanmar - Results of Myanmar-Japanese joint expeditions, 2000-2004 Makinoa 5: 1-102.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
  • 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.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 23: 1-515. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • in Karsten & Schenk, Vegetationsb. 20, 7: 16 (1930).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(2): 1-94. ORSTOM, Bangui.
  • Browning, J. & al. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 14: 1-455. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.
  • Chang, C.S., Kim, H. & Chang, K.S. (2014). Provisional checklist of vascular plants for the Korea peninsula flora (KPF): 1-660. DESIGNPOST.
  • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
  • Tanaka, N., Koyama, T. & Murata, J. (2005). The flowering plants of Mt. Popa, central Myanmar - Results of Myanmar-Japanese joint expeditions, 2000-2004 Makinoa 5: 1-102.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 23: 1-515. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Ann. Fac. Sci. Univ. Dakar 9: 73 (1963)
  • F.P.N.A.: 265 (1955)
  • F.W.T.A. ed. 2, 3: 318 (1972)
  • Fl. Eth. 6: 419 (1997).
  • Fl. Males. ser. 1, 7: 538 (1974)
  • J. E.A. Nat. Hist. Soc. 25 (110): 5, fig. 9 (1965)
  • J. Jap. Bot. 18: 467 (1942)
  • Kersten & Schenk, Vegatationsbilder 20: 16 (1930)
  • Rev. Fl. Ceylon 5: 324 (1983)
  • Strelitzia 2: 31 (1995)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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